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Re: new module 'system-quote'

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: new module 'system-quote'
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 19:46:57 +0300

> Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 09:28:38 -0700
> From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> CC: Bruno Haible <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> On 05/10/2012 09:20 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > If I'm not missing anything, I submit that '*' should be removed from
> > the list of special characters.  Leaving it there means that it will
> > be impossible to invoke programs with arguments that include
> > wildcards.
> In the context of 'diff' we don't want "*" to be a wildcard;
> we want it to be just a literal "*".  In this sense "*"
> is just like " " in a file name.

But a general-purpose gnulib function cannot possibly know what the
calling application wants.  Perhaps there should be a special flag to
request escaping wildcards, and then 'diff' should use that flag.

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