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Re: bug#5221: 23.1; read_escape too greedy with "\x"


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: bug#5221: 23.1; read_escape too greedy with "\x"
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 16:53:43 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.90 (gnu/linux)

Łukasz Stelmach <address@hidden> writes:

> Emacs (read_escape() function at lread.c file) interpretinterprets
> "\x3a480" string as "0x3a480" instead of ":" and "480" coming next.
> Some software (most? gnupg to name one) assume these escapes represent
> single bytes.

Then they are broken.  The syntax of strings is documented in
(elisp)String Type.

Andreas.

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