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From Cliff Woolley <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apache-1.3/src/ap ap_strtol.c Makefile.tmpl
Date Tue, 18 Jun 2002 02:39:44 GMT
On Mon, 17 Jun 2002, David McCreedy wrote:

> The ap_strtol function in ap_strtol.c assumes that A-Z / a-z are contiguous
> ranges (and I'm glad to say it documents this assumption).
> While this is true for ASCII it is NOT true for EBCDIC machines: TPF,
> OS390, and BS2000.
> In EBCDIC, A-I / a-i are contiguous, J-R / j-r are contiguous, and S-Z /
> s-z are contiguous.
> I know this is true for TPF and strongly believe it is also true for OS390
> and BS2000.

Wow.  :)  Good catch.  Will you author a patch for us?  I don't consider
it a showstopper for 1.3.25, but in the long run, yeah it would be nice to
have fixed.  Just change it for the EBCDIC case... no need to add overhead
for ASCII machines.


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