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Re: CVS commit: src/tests/lib/libc/gen

On Oct 13, 11:29am, (Justin Cormack) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/tests/lib/libc/gen

| Not sure about this. See
| "The special characters '.', '*', '[', and '\' (period, asterisk,
| left-bracket, and backslash, respectively) shall lose their special
| meaning within a bracket expression."

fnmatch patterns are not BRe's (for example '.' is not special
to fnmatch expressions, and '?' is missing from above); but the first 3
characters have no special meaning, that's common to both.

| So I think the original version of the test is in fact correct with a
| single \ in the actual string within the bracket expression. This test
| passes in a very few implementations. I might be wrong though...

If that was the case, there would be no way to quote something inside
a bracket expression, so you could never have a '/' or ']' in a bracket
expression. I think that is a defect. Here's is a case where complying
to an ambiguous standard, makes functionality worse, and I would file
a defect with ToG.


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