Issue #5262 has been updated by Nagaraj G.


Hi,

This issue is not yet fixed ! I am getting the same error message in 1.9.3p0.

[akshatha@localhost chiliproject]$ ruby -v
ruby 1.9.3p0 (2011-10-30 revision 33570) [x86_64-linux]

[akshatha@localhost chiliproject]$ rails -v
Rails 2.3.14

Application: Chiliproject 3.0.0beta + haltr plugin

Processing InvoicesController#index (for 127.0.0.1 at 2012-01-07 00:19:57) [GET]
Parameters: {"controller"=>"invoices", "action"=>"index", "id"=>"test-project"}
Rendering template within layouts/haltr
Rendering invoices/index
Completed in 212ms (View: 76, DB: 13) | 200 OK [http://0.0.0.0/invoices/index/test-project]
Error during failsafe response: "\xE2" on US-ASCII
[2012-01-07 00:20:01] ERROR NoMethodError: undefined method each' for nil:NilClass
/home/akshatha/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p0/gems/rack-1.1.3/lib/rack/utils.rb:324:ininitialize'
/home/akshatha/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p0/gems/rack-1.1.3/lib/rack/utils.rb:318:in new'
/home/akshatha/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p0/gems/rack-1.1.3/lib/rack/utils.rb:318:innew'
/home/akshatha/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p0/gems/rack-1.1.3/lib/rack/content_length.rb:14:in call'
/home/akshatha/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p0/gems/rack-1.1.3/lib/rack/handler/webrick.rb:48:inservice'
/home/akshatha/.rvm/rubies/ruby-1.9.3-p0/lib/ruby/1.9.1/webrick/httpserver.rb:138:in service'
/home/akshatha/.rvm/rubies/ruby-1.9.3-p0/lib/ruby/1.9.1/webrick/httpserver.rb:94:inrun'
/home/akshatha/.rvm/rubies/ruby-1.9.3-p0/lib/ruby/1.9.1/webrick/server.rb:191:in `block in start_thread'

Thanks
Nagaraj

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Bug #5262: invalid multibyte escapes should raise a clearer error
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/5262

Author: Larry Kyrala
Status: Closed
Priority: Normal
Assignee: 
Category: 
Target version: 
ruby -v: ruby 1.9.2p290 (2011-07-09 revision 32553) [x86_64-linux]


Here's an irb example of the issue using 'curly-quotes':
 
 ruby-1.9.2-p290 :001 > ""
 => "" 
 ruby-1.9.2-p290 :002 > "".encoding
 => #<Encoding:UTF-8> 
 ruby-1.9.2-p290 :003 > "\"
 SyntaxError: (irb):3: invalid multibyte char (UTF-8)
 (irb):3: invalid multibyte char (UTF-8)
 	from /local/rvm/rubies/ruby-1.9.2-p290/bin/irb:16:in `<main>'
 

I don't think anyone would ever do this on purpose. But it can happen accidentally when copying and pasting snippets from  email/text clients.  

Trying to spot this error can be very difficult because curly quotes are valid UTF-8 chars in this case.

I propose that the error be changed to:

 SyntaxError: (irb):3: invalid escape sequence: '\'.

This would have directed me to the root cause of the problem much sooner.

background on the original rails context here: https://gist.github.com/1184533



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