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From: Paul Eggert <eggert@CS.UCLA.EDU>
To: Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>
Cc: Robert Fitzsimons <robfitz@273k.net>,
	Alex Riesen <raa.lkml@gmail.com>,
	git@vger.kernel.org, Kai Ruemmler <kai.ruemmler@gmx.net>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Try URI quoting for embedded TAB and LF in pathnames
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 23:20:01 -0700
Message-ID: <87mzlgh8xa.fsf@penguin.cs.ucla.edu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <7vu0frpxs1.fsf@assigned-by-dhcp.cox.net> (Junio C. Hamano's message of "Sat, 08 Oct 2005 13:19:10 -0700")

Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net> writes:

> Although 'GNU patch' has --quoting-style flag, it seems to be
> used only on its output side

Yes, that's right.

The convention I had been thinking of adding is to have GNU diff
use shell-quoting style, e.g.,

'three
o'\''clock'

to represent a file name with a newline and an apostrophe in it.
This sort of file name can be cut and pasted into the shell.
The quoting could be used with any file name containing a
troublesome character.

Perhaps another quoting style would be better.

An issue I hadn't really had time to think about is the character
encoding of file names.  E.g., suppose one file system uses UTF-8
encoding for Japanese file names, and another file system uses EUC-JP.
I suppose it would be nice to handle this problem too.  Perhaps GNU
'diff' could standardize on using UTF-8 in its file names, regardless
of what the underlying file system uses.  Another option is to pass
the bytes of the file name through, no matter what.  This might
require a runtime flag to diff, or to patch, or both.

  reply index

Thread overview: 33+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2005-10-07 19:35 [RFC] " Junio C Hamano
2005-10-07 23:29 ` Alex Riesen
2005-10-07 23:44   ` Junio C Hamano
2005-10-08  6:45     ` Alex Riesen
2005-10-08  9:10       ` Junio C Hamano
2005-10-08 13:30         ` [PATCH] Try URI quoting for " Robert Fitzsimons
2005-10-08 18:30           ` Junio C Hamano
2005-10-08 20:19             ` Junio C Hamano
2005-10-11  6:20               ` Paul Eggert [this message]
2005-10-11  7:37                 ` Junio C Hamano
2005-10-11 15:17                 ` Linus Torvalds
2005-10-11 18:03                   ` Paul Eggert
2005-10-11 18:37                     ` Linus Torvalds
2005-10-11 19:42                       ` Paul Eggert
2005-10-11 20:56                         ` Linus Torvalds
2005-10-12  6:51                           ` Paul Eggert
2005-10-12 14:59                             ` Linus Torvalds
2005-10-12 19:07                               ` Daniel Barkalow
2005-10-12 19:52                                 ` Linus Torvalds
2005-10-12 20:21                                   ` H. Peter Anvin
     [not found]                               ` <87vf02qy79.fsf@penguin.cs.ucla.edu>
2005-10-12 21:02                                 ` Junio C Hamano
2005-10-12 21:05                                 ` Linus Torvalds
2005-10-12 21:09                                   ` H. Peter Anvin
2005-10-12 21:15                                   ` Johannes Schindelin
2005-10-12 21:33                                   ` Junio C Hamano
2005-10-14  0:57                                   ` Paul Eggert
2005-10-14  5:43                                     ` Linus Torvalds
2005-10-12 21:24                                 ` Linus Torvalds
2005-10-14  0:16                                   ` Paul Eggert
2005-10-14  5:20                                     ` Linus Torvalds
2005-10-14 17:18                                       ` H. Peter Anvin
2005-10-14  6:59                                 ` Junio C Hamano
2005-10-09 10:42           ` Junio C Hamano

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