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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] minor extension to arch protocol

From: Colin Walters
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] minor extension to arch protocol
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 15:18:58 -0500

On Mon, 2003-11-17 at 12:38, Tom Lord wrote:
>     > From: Colin Walters <address@hidden>
>     > we're not
>     > just talking about bash; specifically I use zsh, and to it '=foo' means
>     > $(which foo).  I use the = shortcut fairly often too, so I don't want to
>     > just make it un-special.
> What about making that ~~foo?   

That's not unreasonable, but:

> Hopefully you understand why ("namespace partition") the =filenames
> that arch generates are not useless.

I do now, yes.

However, it looks like (from another thread going on now) that we will
need to change the format of both the patch log directories and the
archive format in order to compress the names so that it works on

Since we have to change these formats anyways, why not kill two birds
with one stone?  As I proposed before, we can use a subdirectory, say
"patch-logs" which doesn't require = to be prepended to tagging-method.

> You might find it quirky that I personally name some other files (like
> =README) as I do -- but I don't think that that's what you're really
> complaining about.


Actually, if we can get rid of the = in tagging-method, you have my word
you'll never hear anything further from me about the filename prefixes.

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