Bug #1995728 reported by Dirk Zimoch
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Status tracked in 7.0
Fix Committed
Andrew Johnson

Bug Description

In EPICS 7, when processing a dbd file with a long function name (> 24 chars), generates buggy output.

With the following file test.dbd:

The command perl test.dbd generates code with a line break in the middle of a variable name:
epicsShareExtern reg_func pvar_func_register_func_abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwx

I suspect the error is in line 191 caused by the usage of wrap().

I have tested this with perl v5.16.3 and v5.26.3.

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Dirk Zimoch (dirk.zimoch) wrote (last edit ):

I think I understand the reason for the buggy line break.
The wrap() documentation says: "When words that are longer than $columns are encountered, they are broken up."
But there are spaces where the line could be broken. Why are they not used?
Because the part "epicsShareExtern reg_func " is the $initial_tab and thus not considered for line break. After that, "pvar_func_register_func_abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789" has no space, thus it is broken up.

The solution is:
$Text::Wrap::huge = "overflow";

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Andrew Johnson (anj) wrote :

I agree with your assessment and solution. Fixed on the 7.0 branch, including test changes, in commit cbd86ada20cedbff5f45fe8decb3b7b7da71ef0f


Changed in epics-base:
assignee: nobody → Andrew Johnson (anj)
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