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Re: Suggest renaming Emacs source file with '$' in name

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Suggest renaming Emacs source file with '$' in name
Date: Fri, 01 Jan 2021 20:18:54 +0200

> From: Paul Eggert <eggert@cs.ucla.edu>
> Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2021 08:54:38 -0800
> Cc: Stefan Kangas <stefan@marxist.se>, Emacs Development <Emacs-devel@gnu.org>
> On 1/1/21 2:31 AM, Andreas Schwab wrote:
> > $ git log test/lisp/minibuffer-resources/data/minibuffer-test-cttq\$tion
> That solves that particular problem but the '$' caused other problems 
> for me during the semiautomated process of updating the copyright.
> POSIX excludes '$' from the list of characters in portable filenames 
> <https://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/basedefs/V1_chap03.html#tag_03_282>
> and we'll avoid these hassles by sticking to the POSIX character set.
> I can of course redo the scripts to handle '$' in filenames on GNU 
> platforms. I could even hack them to handle other characters, too, like 
> newline etc. in filenames. And others who deal with Emacs sources could 
> do likewise. But that'd be a hassle and we all have better things to do.

I think Paul is right, and we should rename that file.  It isn't an
important file, so renaming it shouldn't present problems we usually
try to avoid.

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