Bug 478648

Summary: xrdb's misleading warnings concerning terminating ' and " chars
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Tomáš Windsor <windsor>
Component: xorg-x11-server-utilsAssignee: Adam Jackson <ajax>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Tomáš Windsor 2009-01-02 14:22:10 EST
Description of problem:
The xrdb utility's algorithm that checks for missing terminating ' and " chars is not correct which may result in misleading warnings. One such case is commented lines containing odd number of ' or " chars, another case is input such as the one below containing an apostrophe where one of the " chars is considered to be inside another '' string:
XTerm*vt100.translations: #override \
	Alt <Key>': string(0x1b) string("A_'")\n\

Note that all actually works as it should, except for the warning.

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How reproducible:
Run xrdb with input containing described content.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. echo "! This is a comment line.  Let's ignore it." | xrdb
Actual results:
<stdin>:1:31: warning: missing terminating ' character

Expected results:
No warnings.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2009-01-07 18:59:08 EST
I don't think there should be \ in the end of the string (after \n), but otehrwise can fully reproduce with xorg-x11-server-utils-7.4-3.fc10.i386
Comment 2 Tomáš Windsor 2009-01-08 07:17:16 EST
The trailing \ is likely irrelevant to this bug. I left it there only because I quoted from bigger file, where this line wasn't the last one.
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