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Re: expansion of \uXXXX in non utf8 locales


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: expansion of \uXXXX in non utf8 locales
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2012 08:50:17 -0500
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On 12/20/12 9:00 PM, Stephane Chazelas wrote:

> Bash Version: 4.2
> Patch Level: 36 (same with 39)
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
>       There seems to be a bug with the expansion of \uXXXX
>       where XXXX > 0xFF in non UTF8 locales

Yes, bash-4.2 doesn't do good enough error checking on the return value
from wctomb.  This will be fixed in the next release; the new code has been
in the development branch for some time.

Chet

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