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bug#22696: ls output changes considered unacceptable

From: Ruediger Meier
Subject: bug#22696: ls output changes considered unacceptable
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2016 17:58:47 +0100
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On Tuesday 16 February 2016, Bernhard Voelker wrote:
> On 02/16/2016 11:50 AM, Jason A. Donenfeld wrote:
> > And, when such a
> > change is made in software considered "core", by a single
> > individual unilaterally without extremely wide consultation of the
> > larger community, it is clear that a grave an unacceptable thing
> > has happened.
> We already heard a few complaints about this.
> However, I don't think your argumentation here is correct and fair:
> although there was one committer - well, actually there cannot be
> more -, this was publicly in discussion on the mailing list, and
> no-one disagreed.
> Later on during the release cycle of v8.25, the snapshot versions
> were also publicly available for broad testing ... and no-one inter-
> vened here either.

IMO it's unfair to add a new option and make it default in one step. One 
should add a new option, wait some releases and make it default if 
there is a request for this (by users).

> > [...] We don't want those single quotes.

> Who exactly is "we"?

The question is who does want this quotes and even worse escapes? For 
sure not those people who are using the most "nice" filenames 
like "Don't README.txt". Now it looks like this.

$ touch "My Brother's stuff"
$ touch "Don't README.txt"
$ ls
'Don'\''t README.txt'  'My Brother'\''s stuff'

...ridiculous! Terminal output should be human readable not machine 


> I can only speak for myself: I'm don't really care too much about
> what output format is choosen.
> Have a nice day,
> Berny

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