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Bug #13024

Confusing error message matching a non-ASCII string with ASCII-regex

Added by herwin (Herwin W) over 3 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
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Target version:
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[ruby-core:78592]

Description

irb(main):001:0> "\u2603".match(/./n)
(irb):1: warning: regexp match /.../n against to UTF-8 string
=> #<MatchData "☃">

I actually had to read the source to discover the intention of this error (partly because I copied the /n from somewhere without knowing what it meant). Replacing "against to" with just "against" would improve the grammar (full disclosure: English isn't my native language either, I'm open to other suggestions here).

Updated by naruse (Yui NARUSE) over 3 years ago

Hmm, maybe the error message express /.../n is ASCII-8BIT (binary) regexp...

#2

Updated by akr (Akira Tanaka) over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

Applied in changeset r57684.


refine warning message for binary regexp /.../n.

Reported by Herwin W. [ruby-core:78592] [Bug #13024]

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