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Bug #22227 printf() field limiters broke between 4.2.3 and 4.3.0
Submitted: 2003-02-14 17:59 UTC Modified: 2003-02-15 10:01 UTC
From: andy at petdance dot com Assigned: moriyoshi
Status: Closed Package: Output Control
PHP Version: 4.3.0 / 4CVS-2003-02-16 / 5CVS-2003-02-16 OS: Linux
Private report: No CVE-ID:
 [2003-02-14 17:59 UTC] andy at petdance dot com
Witness the following code:

printf( "PHP Version=%s\n", phpversion() );
print "Output should be [abc] in all cases\n";

$masks = Array( "%-3.3s", "%.3s", "%-.3s" );
$str = "abcdefg";
foreach ( $masks as $mask ) {
    printf( "[$mask] <-- %s\n", $str, $mask );
}

Under 4.2.3 we get:
PHP Version=4.2.3
Output should be [abc] in all cases
[abc] <-- %-3.3s
[abc] <-- %.3s
[abc] <-- %-.3s

Under 4.3.0 we get:
PHP Version=4.3.0
Output should be [abc] in all cases
[abcdefg] <-- %-3.3s
[abc] <-- %.3s
[abc] <-- %-.3s

This breaks a TON of column-formatting code for our application.  We're reverting to 4.2.3 until this is fixed.

The test suite in ext/standard/tests/general_functions/001.phpt does not test that specific combination of width & precision.

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 [2003-02-15 09:27 UTC] moriyoshi@php.net
Related to bug #20108
 [2003-02-15 10:01 UTC] moriyoshi@php.net
This bug has been fixed in CVS.

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 [2012-11-12 22:33 UTC] salathe@php.net
Automatic comment from SVN on behalf of salathe
Revision: http://svn.php.net/viewvc/?view=revision&amp;revision=328332
Log: count() does in fact discover recursion and issues an E_WARNING in response... but it will probably return a much higher number than it should. (doc #63406)

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 [2012-11-12 22:33 UTC] salathe@php.net
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Revision: http://svn.php.net/viewvc/?view=revision&amp;revision=328333
Log: exif_imagetype (actually standard/image.c, php_getimagetype) requires between 3 and 12 bytes in a file, otherwise it E_NOTICEs. (doc #63329)

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 [2012-11-12 22:34 UTC] salathe@php.net
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Revision: http://svn.php.net/viewvc/?view=revision&amp;revision=328334
Log: Fix missing parenthesis in comment in example

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 [2012-11-12 22:34 UTC] salathe@php.net
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Revision: http://svn.php.net/viewvc/?view=revision&amp;revision=328335
Log: Adding a note that shutdown functions won't be executed if the script gets a SIGTERM or SIGKILL, though you can pcntl_signal() for the TERM and exit;. (doc #63275)

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