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sr #106450: cannot get NUL bytes into keywords with -l

Submitted by:  Boris Kolpackov <bosk>
Submitted on:  Tue 22 Jul 2008 03:36:39 PM UTC  
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  Works For Me
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Bruno Haible <haible>
Open/Closed:  Closed Operating System:  None

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Sat 03 Dec 2016 11:13:57 AM UTC, comment #1:

You need to enclose the keywords in double-quotes, as documented in .

Bruno Haible <haible>
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Tue 22 Jul 2008 03:36:39 PM UTC, original submission:


Reading through the manual, particularly section 3.3, "Use of NUL bytes":

It is my understanding that with -l option I should be able to specify NUL bytes in keyowrds using \x00 or \000 notation. Howevere, this does not seem to be working with gperf 3.0.3. For example, with the following keywords:


I get the foollowing generated code:

static unsigned char lengthtable[] =
0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 7, 7
static const char * wordlist[] =
"", "", "", "", "", "", "",

It appears that gperf simply escapes \ without interpreting the value. Is there something that I am doing wrong?


Boris Kolpackov <bosk>


(Note: upload size limit is set to 16384 kB, after insertion of the required escape characters.)

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