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Re: PATCH: A few validate_repo.pl enhancements


From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: PATCH: A few validate_repo.pl enhancements
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 00:51:05 -0800

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Torsten Martinsen <address@hidden> writes:

> > 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.

Agreed. Patch commited.

        -- Mark
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