1. David Jean Louis
  2. polib
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Issue #44 resolved

doesn't check MO versions

Jakub Wilk
created an issue

The MO file format specification reads:

A program seeing an unexpected major revision number should stop reading the MO file entirely

But polib doesn't pay attention to versions at all.

As a test-case I attached a MO file with a bogus major revision number. msgunfmt correcly rejects such a file:

$ msgunfmt messages.mo 
msgunfmt: file "messages.mo" is not in GNU .mo format

Yet polib opens it happily:

>>> import polib
>>> polib.mofile('messages.mo')
[<polib.MOEntry object at 0xf6fdc14c>]