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RE: PATCH: A few validate_repo.pl enhancements

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: PATCH: A few validate_repo.pl enhancements
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 15:11:33 -0500

Mark D. Baushke wrote:
> Is it reasonable to exclude ';' from the author field? If so, 
> then [^;]+
> is probably better than [\S\s]+, if not then .+ is probably better.
I'd say it's reasonable, considering that semicolons are used to indicate
the end of the field. Unless... are there systems that allow or even require
semicolons in user names? I don't have enough exposure to different systems
to venture any kind of opinion on that.

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. ( http://www.leitch.com )
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal ( http://www.cuj.com/experts )

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