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

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2006-07-14 19:15:43 CEST

Garrett Rooney wrote:
> 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).

Makes sense to me. But that still leaves allllllll the other unnecessary
control character blockage down at the filesystem level.

-- 
C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net>
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Received on Fri Jul 14 19:16:38 2006

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