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Re: DEP-5 and files with white spaces

Benjamin Drung <bdrung@debian.org> writes:

> Is it to complex to have a syntax that is similar to what the shell
> does? Two solutions pop into my mind. Please let me know, why these are
> not use. You can point me to previous discussions.

> Idea 1: Use a escape sequence for specifying a whitespace (e.g. "\ " for
> a space).

> Idea 2: Allow quotation marks.

Yeah, both of those were among the other syntax proposals that were
suggested, and I think one of them was in the document at one point.
Using backslash is probably the easiest, although it does make parsing the
files harder.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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