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Re: DEP-5 and files with white spaces

Am Mittwoch, den 01.02.2012, 23:31 +0100 schrieb Jakub Wilk:
> * Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org>, 2012-02-01, 14:20:
> >>DEP-5 is nice, but how can I specify a license for a file with white 
> >>spaces? For example you want to specify that the file "foo/file 
> >>one.bar" is licensed under ISC, but "foo/file_one.bar" is licensed 
> >>under GPL. How can you do that?
> >
> >No, that distinction isn't representable.
> This one is representable. You can take advantage of the fact the "the 
> last paragraph that matches a particular file applies to it":
> | Files: foo/file?one.bar
> | License: ISC
> |
> | Files: foo/file_one.bar
> | License: GPL
> That said, you _can_ construct even more contrived examples which are 
> unrepresentable, e.g. by replacing "_" with a tab.
> >The general way to specify information for a file name that contains 
> >whitespace is to use wildcards to match the whitespace,
> That works only if you can stand ugliness of such Files fields.

True words.

For example, the eclipse source package has files with spaces in it
using ? instead of spaces does look ugly.

Benjamin Drung
Debian & Ubuntu Developer

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