On Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 12:42 PM, Michał Górny <mgo...@gentoo.org> wrote:
> W dniu czw, 16.11.2017 o godzinie 11∶19 +0100, użytkownik Michał Górny
> napisał:
>> Hi, everyone.
>> Here's the updated version of GLEP 74 taking into consideration
>> the points made during the Council pre-review.
>> ReST: https://dev.gentoo.org/~mgorny/tmp/glep-0074.rst
>> HTML: https://dev.gentoo.org/~mgorny/tmp/glep-0074.html
> New changes:
> 9d819c9 glep-0074: Disallow filenames containing whitespace

This seems like a bad idea. I apologize if this is covered in more
detail somewhere, but the only justification I can see is that the
current grammar does not permit quoting or some other method of
specifying whitespace as part of a field value.

Is there any way to assure that this won't break things in a
non-obvious way? I'm having a hard time imagining how it would be an
inflexible requirement to use a space in a filename, but it could come
up if it was necessary to use Portage on a non-Gentoo distribution.

It seems very arbitrary. I think the better solution is to use a better parser.


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