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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 4/9] qapi.py: Decent syntax error reporting

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 4/9] qapi.py: Decent syntax error reporting
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 13:57:53 -0600
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On 07/26/2013 01:48 PM, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> Il 26/07/2013 21:33, Markus Armbruster ha scritto:
>>> Do we even want to allow TABs in the schema files?  Right now, they are
>>> tab-free; if you error out here instead of futzing with tab width, we
>>> could forcefully maintain that property.
>> I'm not volunteering for the TAB police, but if y'all want the parser to
>> reject TABs, I can do that.
> No, please don't.  TAB is whitespace in JSON, and should be whitespace
> in schema files.

Good argument.  Just because we don't use it now doesn't mean we have to
actively forbid it from future use; and the more we diverge from the
JSON spec, the more we are stuck maintaining our parser by hand.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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