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Re: start-commit.bat

From: Duncan Booth <duncan.booth_at_suttoncourtenay.org.uk>
Date: 2007-11-08 19:56:23 CET

"D.J. Heap" <djheap@gmail.com> wrote:

>> It doesn't matter on windows: the double quotes are handled by the
>> application not the shell. Windows respects the quote marks when it is
>> looking for things like command separators, but the entire string is
>> passed through unaltered to the application, and the application then
>> has to parse the string. If it is a C runtime then argv is generated by
>> the runtime, not by the shell.
> [snip]
>
>
> And APR is automatically quoting arguments where has_spaces is
> true...but shell commands (not programs) will also get arguments split
> up by comma and semicolon and possibly other special characters (pipe,
> output redirector, etc) if they are not quoted, and APR is not
> handling those, it appears. A colon works, though (ie, does not act
> as a argument separator in the shell).

My point was that if APR quoted the arguments whether or not they have
spaces it would work for both shell commands and programs.

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