wildmats (was: Re: ietf-nntp Draft summary of IETF 48 meeting)
Clive D.W. Feather
clive at demon.net
Fri Aug 11 02:18:58 PDT 2000
Russ Allbery said:
> This is an utterly horrible way of doing this; either whitespace shouldn't
> be allowed or it should be preserved. It definitely shouldn't be broken
> apart and then replaced by a single space the way that INN does currently.
Agreed, but we now have four options all with nasty properties:
(1) Stick together arguments, losing multiple spaces.
(2) Forbid spaces in wildmats altogether.
(3) Allow \<space> or plain space and break generic command parsers.
(4) Add \s \040, or similar notations.
My preference is (4), but YMMV.
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