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  1. Puppet
  2. PUP-7030

Parser - Illegal Unicode warning and extra escape on legal string?


    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Normal
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: PUP 4.8.1
    • Fix Version/s: PUP 4.9.0
    • Component/s: None
    • Labels:
    • Release Notes:
      Bug Fix
    • Release Notes Summary:
      A string with two adjacent unicode characters did not result in two unicode characters being placed in the string. Instead only the first was recognized as being a unicode character and the second was taken as verbatim text.
    • QA Risk Assessment:
      No Action
    • QA Risk Assessment Reason:
      covered by unit tests


      In working on support for unicode characters in the value of the "comment" property, I noticed this warning in the output:

      Warning: Unicode escape '\u' was not followed by 4 hex digits or 1-6 hex digits in {} or was > 10ffff at /Users/moses/foo/unicode_comment.pp:3:38

      The manifest in question is:

      user { 'foo' :
        ensure => present,
        comment => "A\u06FF\u16A0\u{2070E}",

      I.e., the value of the comment field is made up of these characters:
      "A" : http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/0041/index.htm
      "\u06FF" : http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/06FF/index.htm
      "\u16A0": http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/16a0/index.htm


      " : http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/2070e/index.htm

      I believe this string is legal unicode - is it misrepresented in the manifest in some way?

      Given a user with name "foo" and comment "bar", if I apply this manifest, (in addition to the warning above) this is the change notice:

      Notice: /Stage[main]/Main/User[foo]/comment: comment changed 'bar' to 'Aۿ\u16A0𠜎'

      It appears that "\u16A0" has been escaped and subsequently treated literally?
      The error is being raised here: https://github.com/puppetlabs/puppet/blob/master/lib/puppet/pops/parser/slurp_support.rb#L94-L95




            • Assignee:
              moses Moses Mendoza
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