bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #51384, strncmp is case insensitive


bug #51384: strncmp is case insensitive

Submitted by:  Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Submitted on:  Tue 04 Jul 2017 09:22:09 PM UTC  
Category:  Octave Function Severity:  4 - Important
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Regression
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  4.2.1 Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Wed 05 Jul 2017 10:07:35 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Works for me, thanks for adding the tests to that, marked as fixed.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Wed 05 Jul 2017 08:58:04 PM UTC, comment #2: 

I pushed the following changeset on stable, merged with default:


John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Wed 05 Jul 2017 05:56:15 PM UTC, comment #1: 

+1 Just came here to report the same. Glad to see it's been spotted already.

Tasos Papastylianou <tpapastylianou>
Tue 04 Jul 2017 09:22:09 PM UTC, original submission:  

Somewhere between 4.0 and 4.2, the strncmp function became case insensitive.

Reported on the Debian BTS along with the attached patch provided by the reporter (https://bugs.debian.org/867212).

Fix provided in this patch looks pretty easy (liboctave/util/oct-string.cc), but needs a test case added somewhere as well.

Should be committed on the stable branch. I am happy to care of this but not today.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator


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file #41120:  strncmp.diff added by mtmiller (622B - text/x-patch)


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    Follow 4 latest changes.

    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2017-07-05 mtmiller StatusReady For Test => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2017-07-05 jwe StatusPatch Submitted => Ready For Test
    2017-07-04 mtmiller Attached File- => Added strncmp.diff, #41120

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