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From: aehlers at (Austin Ehlers)
Subject: OT microsoft "feature"

It's using normal base converting rules, except it's not checking if each
digit is in the range of the original base.


-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Gregory A.
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 05:22 PM
Subject: Re: [Full-Disclosure] OT microsoft "feature"

Okay, now that we can all count, does anyone have a clue where in the M$
code this sort of arithmetic base translation occurs? And no, I don't
have nor do I want the Windows source that's been release - I'm just
curious; perhaps others are as well.


On or about 2004.04.16 13:47:04 +0000, Charlie Root (

> Sure. And there's the potential bug. FreeBSD interprets 092 as 92 since
> its clearly not octal. MS interprets it as 74. Go figure.

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