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Re: filenames in error messages

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: filenames in error messages
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 13:05:18 +0100
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Eric Blake wrote:
> Are you advocating the following, then?  (the middle file, unquoted, is
> `colon: quote" percent% delimiter>')
> program:simple:line: message
> program:<colon: quote" percent%25 delimiter%3e>:line: message
> program:<http://example.com/file>:line: message

Yes, absolutely. The advantages are obvious:
  - The quoting characters for URLs are < >, the same as are already widely
    used. (You rarely see URLs quoted with " ".)
  - The number of characters that need to be escaped is very small, it's
    only % < > - which are very rare in file names. (On Woe32, < > never
    occur in file names, I think.)
  - The syntax used for escaping is taken from an RFC and well understood by


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