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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Pipes?

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Pipes?
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 16:22:38 -0800 (PST)

    > From: address@hidden

    > On Wed, Mar 17, 2004 at 12:49:42PM -0800, Tom Lord wrote:
    > >         4) write xxargs which can do unescaping for you

    > Isn't this the tail wagging the dog?  

No, it's just something that should have happened ca. 1991.

    > Until the whole world is pika'd and hackerlabbed, it'd be nice
    > to have tla play nicely with the existing xargs.

Not at a huge cost, no.   Yes, definately at very minor costs.

    > Are zero terminated paths inherently incompatible with
    > hackerlab escaping?

No, they're just a dumb idea.   Not ever data type enjoys the "no null
characters" benefit of unix filenames.


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