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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] ANNOUNCE: Spaces in filenames, finished

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] ANNOUNCE: Spaces in filenames, finished
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2004 20:25:26 -0800 (PST)

    > From: "David A. Wheeler" <address@hidden>

    > However, I'm a little mystified.  Why does the tla output by
    > default use these escape sequences, even when all you
    > want is a list of files?  Embedding the escaping mechanism
    > in the output (instead of just the internal storage) adds various
    > complexities to shell scripts, and you can be certain that people will
    > forget to add the option where needed.

So that output is, by default, syntacticly unambiguous.  Followon
patches, once this is merged, can improve support for "human readable"

(Although review of the latest is pending, presuming it's fine):
Cehteh has done the heavy lifting and the rest can follow.


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