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Re: filenames in error messages

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: filenames in error messages
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 18:14:01 -0600

    > Meanwhile, whether or not the decision is made to go with \ vs. % quoting,
    > I think it shouldn't be too hard to make the quotearg module support both
    > styles, so I'll tackle an implementation of % quoting next.

The biggest question for me is not what quotearg can do but what the
coding standards say should be done.  That's where we started ...

In the case of interactive programs like web browsers, that pop up
dialog boxes about erroneous url's rather than output text for
next-error or similar to parse, clearly the usual url escapes should be
used; it would be nonsensical to do otherwise.  The Formatting Error
Messages node is IMHO clearly not meant to apply to that case.

As for the tty output cases where the standards node is meant to apply,
both non-interactive and interactive, Bruno, personally I am unconvinced
by your arguments, as apparently you are unconvinced the other way.

rms has already signed off on using \ (indeed it was his idea in the
first place), so if you feel so strongly about it, you need to write him
and convince him that % is better.  Does anyone else support %?

FWIW, the original poster to bug-standards, who was concerned solely with
url's, also thought \ was fine.


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