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Re: problem with this file

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: problem with this file
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2012 20:36:17 +0000
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On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 09:14:07PM +0100, Harry Thijssen wrote:
     It is a bit more complicated. On wine the problem doesn't exist and my
     openSUSE box also doesn't have a problem. However on MSWindows, when I type
     the quotation mark I get the Acute Accent which afterwards gives the
     problem. I could only enter the correct quotation mark when entering it the
     Gnome way with Ctrl+Shft+U

What keyboard do you use?

     The last way will be hard to explain to MSWindows users. Could this have
     anything to do with the bug you found?

I don't think so.  One think I have noticed, is that the encoding guesser 
guesses your test-file as UTF-8 when it's clearly iso-8859-1/windows1252  Maybe
that has something to do with it.  Does it make any difference if you manually
select the encoding?
     Besides I am surprised that a comment line in a syntax file is parsed and
     not totally transparent for PSPP Or does this happen when the parser is
     looking for the terminator?

That surprises me too, but there are a lot of wierd things with the way the 
parser works.
     Thanks for the new show additions. I used them and see the Tempdir has the
     PSSP temp dir added with /pspp.... instead of \pspp.... as expected on
     mswindows. But it seems to be used so I guess that is no problem. However I
     see that not all tempdir's are removed. I thought I saw tempdir's being
     removed but couldn't reproduce this reliable. When testing this, none of
     them were removed.

They should be removed when the program terminates.  

Anyway I don't think any of this has anything to do with that user's problem.

     2012/2/25 John Darrington <address@hidden>
     > On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 02:50:45PM +0100, Harry Thijssen wrote:
     >     I am testing to find what can be wrong at Tom's site.
     >     See the attached file. The second "* host" causes big trouble for
     > pspp. It
     >     seems the parser has gone wild. Does the same happen at your site?
     > I don't get any parser problems, although it wouldn't have surprised me,
     > since it
     > uses non-ascii characters to quote the word "set".  Character 0xb4 is in
     > iso-8859-1
     > (and presumably in windows 1252 also) the Acute Accent.  I've never seen
     > it used as
     > a quotation mark before.
     > What I am finding, is that it causes the ascii driver to crash.  I'll 
     > to discuss
     > this with Ben when he gets back from wherever.
     > J'
     > --
     > PGP Public key ID: 1024D/2DE827B3
     > fingerprint = 8797 A26D 0854 2EAB 0285  A290 8A67 719C 2DE8 27B3
     > See or any PGP keyserver for public key.
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     > Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)
     > iD8DBQFPSIHBimdxnC3oJ7MRAkq9AKCELoNiVpPyGkUx52EOO/ixTuUw1QCfWcPX
     > 7Yo6J49cCKYs3SWeRINMFPA=
     > =Te8L
     > -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

PGP Public key ID: 1024D/2DE827B3 
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