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Re: DEP-5 and files with white spaces

Jakub Wilk <jwilk@debian.org> writes:
> * Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org>, 2012-02-09, 23:05:

>> Note that another case that I don't think has been discussed, but which
>> is probably more common than embedded quote marks, is a filename that's
>> invalid UTF-8 (straight ISO 8859-1, for example). That's also not
>> representable in our typical debian/copyright file,

> The specification currently reads: “Only the wildcards * and ? apply; the
> former matches any number of characters (including none), the latter a
> single character.”

> But characters of which encoding? If UTF-8, then for some filenames, no
> wildcard exist that would match them.

Indeed.  That's arguably a worse hole in the specification than whitespace
handling, since it may not be possible to use wildcards to work around it.
I'm not sure if we need to say something about that explicitly, or if it's
rare enough that we don't have to care.

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

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