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Re: [PATCH] Simplify and generalize rust-demangle's unescaping logic.

On Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 10:24 AM Eduard-Mihai Burtescu <> wrote:
> Previously, rust-demangle.c was special-casing a fixed number
> of '$uXY$' escapes, but 'XY' can technically be any hex value,
> representing some Unicode codepoint.
> This patch adds more general support for '$u...$' escapes,
> similar to,
> but only for the the ASCII subset. More complete Unicode support
> may come at a later time, but right now I want to keep it simple.
> Escapes that decode to ASCII control codes are considered invalid,
> as the Rust compiler should never emit them, and to avoid any
> undesirable effects from accidentally outputting a control code.
> Additionally, the switch statements, which had one case for each
> alphanumeric character, were replaced with if-else chains.
> Bootstrapped and tested on x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu.
> 2019-08-14  Eduard-Mihai Burtescu  <>
> libiberty/ChangeLog:
>         * rust-demangle.c (unescape): Remove.
>         (parse_lower_hex_nibble): New function.
>         (parse_legacy_escape): New function.
>         (is_prefixed_hash): Use parse_lower_hex_nibble.
>         (looks_like_rust): Use parse_legacy_escape.
>         (rust_demangle_sym): Use parse_legacy_escape.
>         * testsuite/rust-demangle-expected: Add 'llv$u6d$' test.

This is OK.



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