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Re: making the "rXXXX" convention official

From: Files <files_at_poetryunlimited.com>
Date: 2003-11-10 20:07:18 CET

Agreed - the issue is when the underlying platform starts using the |
character all of a sudden.

For example, recently, PHP started using the regexes for their split() function.

They did not do so in the past. So anywhere there was a meta-character used,
it broke the code. In the subversion example, I had to go back through and add
\| everywhere.

Just pointing out that subversion might not be causing the problem but we
might be mitigating it. :)

I agree on the user-friendliness part. Just wondering if we could have used -
instead maybe? Just a thought in passing.

- is only a character class meta-character.

Doesn't matter. I'm just musing out loud. Don't mind me.

Shamim Islam
kfogel@collab.net said:
> "Files" <files@poetryunlimited.com> writes:
> We have been using "|" as a separator since the first 'svn log'
> output.  The only difference is that now we're using it in the one
> place left where it wasn't used.
> We are balancing regexp friendliness against human-eye friendliness.
> This won't hurt anyone who actually tests their code.
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Received on Mon Nov 10 20:08:19 2003

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