[jira] [Commented] (COMPRESS-411) TarUtils.formatLongOctalOrBinaryBytes never uses result of formatLongBinary

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[jira] [Commented] (COMPRESS-411) TarUtils.formatLongOctalOrBinaryBytes never uses result of formatLongBinary

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Stefan Bodewig commented on COMPRESS-411:
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I'm afraid this is the wrong place to discuss the meta question :-)

I had not noticed how dev@ had become, see https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/16e6144c52c8639aca9da1b2be0acc40e6b29469c21a64d062b4c39c@%3Cdev.commons.apache.org%3E

I'm not saying "its not a problem" would be a helpful response, but "I don't see the problem, please explain it to me, convince me" is.

> TarUtils.formatLongOctalOrBinaryBytes never uses result of formatLongBinary
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>
>                 Key: COMPRESS-411
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COMPRESS-411
>             Project: Commons Compress
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Archivers
>    Affects Versions: 1.14
>            Reporter: Simon Spero
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 1.15
>
>
> if the length < 9, formatLongBinary is executed, then overwritten by the results of formatBigIntegerBinary.
> If the results are not ignored, a unit test would fail.
> Also, do the binary hacks  need to support negative numbers?



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