META: Annoying nul character problem maybe fixed

Russ Allbery eagle at
Wed Dec 30 20:23:25 PST 2009

Andrew Perron <pwerdna at> writes:
> On Thu, 31 Dec 2009 01:19:22 +0000 (UTC), Russ Allbery wrote:

>> I did some investigation today, and I think I found a bug in the
>> moderation code that was introducing those nul characters that were
>> causing us so many problems.  If so, it should now hopefully be fixed.
>> Sorry about that hassle.  There was a fix that I'd forgotten I made
>> that was lost when I updated Perl on the moderation host system.

> Innnnnnnnteresting.  Any reason why it seemed to only affect certain
> people?

Yeah, it was a bug in undoing quoted-printable continuation lines, which
only some news posting software creates (and which also only happen with
lines longer than 72 characters).

Russ Allbery (eagle at              <>

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