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Re: toolchain/48534: bogus file names in source tree
The following reply was made to PR toolchain/48534; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Aleksej Saushev <asau%inbox.ru@localhost>
To: Martin Husemann <martin%duskware.de@localhost>
Subject: Re: toolchain/48534: bogus file names in source tree
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2014 07:52:18 +0400
Martin Husemann <martin%duskware.de@localhost> writes:
> [You did not copy gnats-bugs, I suppose accidently]
> On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 08:03:26AM +0400, Aleksej Saushev wrote:
>> I think that the source code management system and regular maintainance
>> scripts ought to be fixed instead.
> Neither the source code management nor any regular maintaninance scripts
> run on TNF machines have any problems with the files in question. There
> is nothing to fix here.
> However: besides the ones in llvm we have no files with spaces in
> the repository. This simplifies a lot of ad-hoc tasks for developers
> (like find . -name ... | xargs rm), which in general need a lot of thinking,
> testing or use of other/more complex tools.
> Giving this up for no good reason is just very lame.
No, it is not lame in any way. It is important to learn working with
such files in ad hoc tasks. In particular, we should learn to avoid
habits of using broken tools like xargs. If we need to improve tools
in order to achieve that, we ought to improve them rather than run away
from it. You don't help to improve anything if you force everyone to
stick to old conventions that support old habits.
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