|--==> "APA" == Adrian Aichner <adrian(a)xemacs.org> writes:
>>>>>"SY" == Steve Youngs
SY> Great. How is zenirc? The previous
version gave me problems
SY> but I haven't yet checked this one. Don't jump on me, this is
SY> exactly what the Pre-Release section is for.
APA> It works well, except when zenirc [info] contains single instances of
APA> " embedded in escape sequences (for Japanese text).
Ok. I discovered that my problem was self-inflicted anyway.
APA> We don't plan to allow whitespace in package names, do we?
SY> It's not something I've thought about, but I'd probably
SY> discourage it. I think whitespace in filenames/function &
SY> variable names is evil at the best of times.
APA> We should make an official decision one way or the other on that an
APA> enforce it by law :-)
Anyone found putting whitespace characters in any of the XEmacs
Packages' filenames, function names, variable names, macro names
etc will be shot on sight!
APA> So, I'd propose this format (without quoting by " or `
APA> Retrieving package speedbar-1.21-pkg.tar.gz ...
APA> Removing old files for package speedbar ...
APA> Removing old files for package speedbar ... done
APA> Installing package speedbar ...
APA> Added package speedbar
SY> I'll support this. Have you got time to do the patch, Adrian?
SY> Or should I add it to my own TODO list?
APA> Perhaps we should take a step back an as ourselves what the right
APA> thing to do is?
APA> Take out the quotes here, or add quotes to messages printing path names?
Thinking more about it, is it really all that important? It really
doesn't bother me whether things in the message buffer are
single-quoted, double-quoted, sans-quotes or whatever.
And I think that trying to enforce conformity here would be a waste of
time and effort. Most of us here would probably toe the line, but not
many other people outside our XEmacs family would.
Any reason that you can come up with for using a particular
convention, somebody else will come up with an equally compelling
reason to not conform.
Perhaps this particular worm can should stay closed?
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