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Re: [PATCH] $EDITOR with spaces

From: Marcus Comstedt <marcus_at_mc.pp.se>
Date: 2002-04-16 15:28:47 CEST

Alan Shutko <ats@acm.org> writes:

> Or just skip all this junk, and say $EDITOR is the name of a single
> program, period, no arguments. If you want arguments, use a script.

That's not how $EDITOR works in other programs (e.g. more) though.
The standard interpretation of $EDITOR is that space separates
arguments, and that you lose if you want to have spaces in its path.
There is probably some POSIX document that standardizes this. To do
differently is badness, even if the intentions are good.

  // Marcus

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