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February 26, 2003 08:39
[perl #21372] utf8 in regex leads to corruption when used with uc($1)
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This is a bug report for perl from,
generated with the help of perlbug 1.34 running under perl v5.8.0.

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I have seen a problem a few times in local development where I have
gotten back extremely odd results after doing uc($1) or lc($1).
Finally, I've managed to work out a test script to demonstrate this.
This code snippet is based on some HTML::Mason code, which was showing
the problem.

    #!/usr/bin/perl -w
    use strict;
    use warnings;
    use Encode;
    # Various bits taken from HTML::Mason::Lexer::match_block().
    my $blocks_re = qr/once|flags|filter|args|attr|init|shared|perl|text|doc|cleanup/i;
    my $comp_source = <<'WIBBLE';
    This is a pretend mason component.
    Encode::_utf8_on( $comp_source );

    if ( $comp_source =~ /\G<%($blocks_re)>/igcs ) {
	print "\$1 is $1\n";
	my $type = lc $1;
	print "[1] \$type is '$type'\n";
	print "[2] \$type is '$type'\n";

I have run this script under perl 5.8.0 on RedHat 8.0, RedHat 7.2 and
FreeBSD 5.0.  I believe that it also occurs under Perl 5.6.1, but I
don't have one handy to test for right now.

Unfortunately, I'm not familiar enough with the perl source to attempt
to fix this problem.  :-(

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Site configuration information for perl v5.8.0:

Configured by bhcompile at Sun Sep  1 23:55:07 EDT 2002.

Summary of my perl5 (revision 5.0 version 8 subversion 0) configuration:
    osname=linux, osvers=2.4.18-11smp, archname=i386-linux-thread-multi
    uname='linux 2.4.18-11smp #1 smp thu aug 15 06:41:59 edt 2002 i686 i686 i386 gnulinux '
    config_args='-des -Doptimize=-O2 -march=i386 -mcpu=i686 -Dmyhostname=localhost -Dperladmin=root@localhost -Dcc=gcc -Dcf_by=Red Hat, Inc. -Dinstallprefix=/usr -Dprefix=/usr -Darchname=i386-linux -Dvendorprefix=/usr -Dsiteprefix=/usr -Duseshrplib -Dusethreads -Duseithreads -Duselargefiles -Dd_dosuid -Dd_semctl_semun -Di_db -Ui_ndbm -Di_gdbm -Di_shadow -Di_syslog -Dman3ext=3pm -Duseperlio -Dinstallusrbinperl -Ubincompat5005 -Uversiononly -Dpager=/usr/bin/less -isr'
    hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define
    usethreads=define use5005threads=undef useithreads=define usemultiplicity=define
    useperlio=define d_sfio=undef uselargefiles=define usesocks=undef
    use64bitint=undef use64bitall=undef uselongdouble=undef
    usemymalloc=n, bincompat5005=undef
    cc='gcc', ccflags ='-D_REENTRANT -D_GNU_SOURCE -fno-strict-aliasing -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -I/usr/include/gdbm',
    optimize='-O2 -march=i386 -mcpu=i686',
    cppflags='-D_REENTRANT -D_GNU_SOURCE -fno-strict-aliasing -I/usr/include/gdbm'
    ccversion='', gccversion='3.2 20020822 (Red Hat Linux Rawhide 3.2-5)', gccosandvers=''
    intsize=4, longsize=4, ptrsize=4, doublesize=8, byteorder=1234
    d_longlong=define, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=12
    ivtype='long', ivsize=4, nvtype='double', nvsize=8, Off_t='off_t', lseeksize=8
    alignbytes=4, prototype=define
  Linker and Libraries:
    ld='gcc', ldflags =' -L/usr/local/lib'
    libpth=/usr/local/lib /lib /usr/lib
    libs=-lnsl -lgdbm -ldb -ldl -lm -lpthread -lc -lcrypt -lutil
    perllibs=-lnsl -ldl -lm -lpthread -lc -lcrypt -lutil
    libc=/lib/, so=so, useshrplib=true,
  Dynamic Linking:
    dlsrc=dl_dlopen.xs, dlext=so, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags='-rdynamic -Wl,-rpath,/usr/lib/perl5/5.8.0/i386-linux-thread-multi/CORE'
    cccdlflags='-fpic', lddlflags='-shared -L/usr/local/lib'

Locally applied patches:

@INC for perl v5.8.0:

Environment for perl v5.8.0:
    LANGUAGE (unset)
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH (unset)
    LOGDIR (unset)
    PERL_BADLANG (unset)

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