Bug 15143 - BinaryReader.ReadString problems
Summary: BinaryReader.ReadString problems
Alias: None
Product: Class Libraries
Classification: Mono
Component: mscorlib ()
Version: 3.2.x
Hardware: PC Mac OS
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Target Milestone: Untriaged
Assignee: Marek Safar
: 17655 ()
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-10-02 17:42 UTC by Jérémie Laval
Modified: 2014-02-12 18:36 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Jérémie Laval 2013-10-02 17:42:24 UTC
There are 2 visible problems with BinaryReader.ReadString.

- The read loop use `readLen' to compute the amount of bytes left to be read where it should use the result of `m_stream.Read' method instead

- More cosmetic but the buffers seems initialized in the wrong order i.e. this:

> charBuffer = new char [m_encoding.GetMaxByteCount (MaxBufferSize)];
> charByteBuffer = new byte [MaxBufferSize];

should be:

> charBuffer = new char [MaxBufferSize];
> charByteBuffer = new byte [m_encoding.GetMaxByteCount (MaxBufferSize)];

It would be good to have unit test with a stream wrapper that keep on returning 1-byte even when caller requests more to verify those kind of bad behaviors.
Comment 1 Marek Safar 2014-01-17 16:00:55 UTC
Fixed in master
Comment 2 Alan McGovern 2014-02-12 18:36:05 UTC
*** Bug 17655 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***