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Bug #7160 Bad escape sequence not being reported
Submitted: 2000-10-12 09:46 UTC Modified: 2002-03-21 00:00 UTC
From: danielc at analysisandsolutions dot com Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: Scripting Engine problem
PHP Version: 4.1.1 OS: NT 4.0 SP 6a
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2000-10-12 09:46 UTC] danielc at analysisandsolutions dot com
$X = "c:\dirname";

In PHP 3.0.11, that's reported as "Bad escape sequence." 
In PHP 4.0.3, no error is reported.


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 [2000-11-27 11:11 UTC]
Check your error_reporting line in php.ini
or try setting the error level to highest in
the beginning of the script:



 [2002-02-20 02:54 UTC] danielc at analysisandsolutions dot com
In PHP 4.1.1
   No warning reported even if php.ini has
      error_reporting  =  E_ALL
      error_reporting  =  E_NOTICE
   Warning reported if the script has
 [2002-02-20 06:17 UTC]
This is not a bug. Please double-check the documentation available
at and the instructions on how to report
a bug at

 [2002-03-21 00:00 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
No feedback was provided for this bug for over a month, so it is
being suspended automatically. If you are able to provide the
information that was originally requested, please do so and change
the status of the bug back to "Open".
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