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RE: PATCH: A few validate_repo.pl enhancements


From: Torsten Martinsen
Subject: RE: PATCH: A few validate_repo.pl enhancements
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 09:43:19 +0100

> From: Jim.Hyslop [mailto:address@hidden 
> Sent: Friday, March 11, 2005 9:12 PM
> To: 'Mark D. Baushke'; Torsten Martinsen
> Cc: address@hidden
> Subject: RE: PATCH: A few validate_repo.pl enhancements 
> 
> 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 wouldn't be surprised if Windows allowed it, but I haven't tried it.
IMHO, since allowing ';' would probably break a lot of other stuff,
"[^;]+" is a superior solution.

-Torsten




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