Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#1576 closed defect (fixed)

Keywords get encoded with leading NUL byte, breaking read-write invariance of symbols starting with a NUL byte

Reported by: sjamaan Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: 5.1
Component: core libraries Version: 5.0.0
Keywords: keywords, symbols, read-write invariance Cc:
Estimated difficulty: medium


Similar to #1077, the string belonging to keywords still get interned by prefixing it with a NUL byte. This means (string->symbol "\000foo") gets read as a keyword and printed back as #:foo.

This is of course not really correct.

Fixing it means we'll need to get rid of the in-bound signaling of the keyword information. A potential fix could involve storing keywords in a different symbol table than regular symbols.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by sjamaan

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Fixed with 8665e7a and a1cd6afd

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