glibc-2.2.5 bug triggered by Java interpreter

Ulrich Weigand
Fri Oct 4 07:07:00 GMT 2002

Tom Troney wrote:

>I wasn't aware that this could happen.  It doesn't seem to be
>documented on my RHL 7.3 box :-(

I haven't found documentation either, apart from a short entry
in the glibc NEWS file.  Apparently this feature is called
'dynamic string tokens' and originated with Solaris.

glibc currently (since glibc-2.1) supports two such dynamic
string tokens, $ORIGIN and $PLATFORM.  So we'd get problems
if an inner class happens to have the name ORIGIN or PLATFORM ...

>Meanwhile, please submit a PR for this.  We don't want to forget about

OK, the PR is libgcj/8142

Mit freundlichen Gruessen / Best Regards

Ulrich Weigand

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