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Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2018 10:32:48 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Open conformance issues & plans

On Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 04:41:24PM -0400, Rich Felker wrote:
> 3. fnmatch and glob corner cases
> fnmatch spuriously succeeds when there's an escape character (\) at
> the end of the pattern. This probably should be an error.

This is explicitly required to be either a non-match or an error. I'll
fix it.

> glob wrongly handles unreadable-but-searchable directory components. I
> don't yet understand what it does vs what it's supposed to do.
> Reported as:
>     glob("unreadable_but_searchable_dir/a", GLOB_ERR, errfunc, pglob)
>     returns GLOB_NOMATCH and calls errfunc (it should do neither of
>     these things) [Kernel?]

This is now fixed in d44b07fc904f6a0d31ba025f3e9f423c1e47547e.


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