>>>>> On Tue, 21 Nov 2017, Michał Górny wrote: > All paths specified in the Manifest file must consist of characters > corresponding to valid UTF-8 code points excluding the NULL character > (``U+0000``), the backwards slash (``\``) and characters classified > as whitespace in the current version of the Unicode standard > [#UNICODE]_. It is an error to use Manifest files in directories > containing files whose names contain the disallowed characters. > The forward slash (``/``) must be used as path separator.
In addition to whitespace, you should also exclude C0 controls (U+0000 to U+001F), DEL (U+007F), and C1 controls (U+0080 to U+009F). Rationale, these control characters can leave the user's terminal in an unusable state when a package manager tries to output such a filename in a message. As you reserve the backslash for a future escape mechanism, this shouldn't be a too severe restriction. Ulrich
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