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Re: DEP-5 and files with white spaces

Benjamin Drung <bdrung@debian.org> writes:
> Am Mittwoch, den 01.02.2012, 14:49 -0800 schrieb Russ Allbery:

>> 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.

> IMHO allowing both would be the optimum. A real parser would have
> problems with both, but a simplistic "parser" that just split the string
> by spaces would have a problem.

Yeah, that was, as I understand it, the motivation (to allow really simple

I don't know if it's worth revisiting this.  I can't say that I
particularly liked the outcome we arrived at, but theoretical holes in
standards bother me a lot (possibly more than they should).

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

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