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Bug #11142

Command line argument parser on windows handles double quotes inconsistently.

Added by ksubrama (Kartik Cating-Subramanian) about 4 years ago.

Status:
Open
Priority:
Normal
Target version:
-
ruby -v:
ruby 2.1.5p273 (2014-11-13 revision 48405) [x64-mingw32]
[ruby-core:69148]

Description

I believe the issue is with https://github.com/ruby/ruby/blob/trunk/win32/win32.c#L1671 through 1673.

C:\Users\ksubrama>ruby -e "puts ARGV" "foo""bar"
foo"bar

C:\Users\ksubrama>ruby -e "puts ARGV" "foo"" bar"
foo"
bar

I believe the intent is that if ruby encounters "" inside a " quoted string, then it interprets it as a literal " and doesn't close out the string. If that's the case, then the code should read:

        if (quote == L'"' && quote == ptr[1])
            ptr++;
        else
            quote = L'\0';

Otherwise, the string gets closed out anyway and the ptr++ here combined with the ptr++ at the bottom of the switch at line 1685 simply skip over both "" characters while considering the string closed.

As a further test case consider:

C:\Users\ksubrama>ruby -e "puts ARGV" "foo""bar""baz"
foo"barbaz

The parser is now very confused because the first "" closed out the string and the next "" is not interpreted as a literal " but as "open and close and empty string element" and the trailing " just gets dropped.

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