pcre2_pattern_convert (3) - Linux Manuals
pcre2_pattern_convert: Perl-compatible regular expressions (revised API)
PCRE2 - Perl-compatible regular expressions (revised API)
int pcre2_pattern_convert(PCRE2_SPTR pattern, PCRE2_SIZE length, uint32_t options, PCRE2_UCHAR **buffer, PCRE2_SIZE *blength, pcre2_convert_context *cvcontext);
This function is part of an experimental set of pattern conversion functions. It converts a foreign pattern (for example, a glob) into a PCRE2 regular expression pattern. Its arguments are:
The length of the converted pattern (excluding the terminating zero) is returned via blength. If buffer is NULL, the function just returns the output length. If buffer points to a NULL pointer, heap memory is obtained for the converted pattern, using the allocator in the context if present (or else malloc()), and the field pointed to by buffer is updated. If buffer points to a non-NULL field, that must point to a buffer whose size is in the variable pointed to by blength. This value is updated.
The option bits are:
The return value from pcre2_pattern_convert() is zero on success or a non-zero PCRE2 error code.
The pattern conversion functions are described in the pcre2convert documentation.