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bug#25684: 25.1; (downcase -1) segfaults Emacs on GNU/Linux

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: bug#25684: 25.1; (downcase -1) segfaults Emacs on GNU/Linux
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:04:24 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.2 (gnu/linux)

On Feb 13 2017, Glenn Morris <address@hidden> wrote:

> Wilfred Hughes wrote:
>> The elisp primitives downcase and upcase cause Emacs to segfault when
>> given a negative argument. For example, (downcase -1).
>> I can reproduce this on Emacs 25.1 as well as on master. It occurs on
>> GNU/Linux but not on OS X.
> I can't reproduce this, but it seems to me that (downcase -1) should
> signal a wrong-type-argument error, since negative numbers are not characters.
> But I think there are probably subtleties here that I don't get.

The function uses XFASTINT, which only works for non-negative numbers.
This is checked when runtime checking is enabled.


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