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Re: Unnecessary crippling of libsvn_fs_base. (Please stop it.)

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2006-07-14 19:08:12 CEST

On 7/14/06, Daniel Rall <dlr@collab.net> wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Jul 2006, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
>
> > Greg Hudson wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2006-07-14 at 12:28 -0400, Garrett Rooney wrote:
> > >
> > >>FSFS shouldn't have any problem with such paths AFAIK.
> > >
> > >
> > > FSFS will have trouble with newlines in pathnames... but then again, so
> > > will our dumpfile format.
> >
> > Ah... the dumpfile format. That's an interesting one...
>
> Shouldn't problem characters be escaped when dumping loading, rather
> than when saving to the FS?

Back in the day when this discussion occurred it was just decided that
nobody should have newlines in filenames, since it's evil, and it
simplifies the dumpfile format (which was a design goal for it, IIRC).

-garrett

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