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Re: device syntax

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: device syntax
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 18:59:03 +0000
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Tomas Ebenlendr <address@hidden> writes:

> Hmm, and what if there are quotes, or newlines in name? I think that we
> should be able to pass /any/ string to bios/firmware. Question is what
> characters we want to escape. If escaped characters will be e.g. quotes,
> the need of using this will be very little. If we escape commas, many
> names will get horrible. So what about this solution, extended by '\' as
> escaping character, using \" for char '"', \\ for '\' and \xxx for
> nonprintable or other characters?

Escaping is used to remove the meaning of commandline stuff so you can
pass it to commands.  And the command line parser does this already.
I think we should not use escaping *ever* for other reasons.


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