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Re: Interface description support (Edgar =?iso-8859-1?B?RnXf?=) writes:

>Or is there an argument that descriptions ought to be able to look like names?

These are not really descriptions but aliases and people like to
use them as such. If you allow arbitrary strings (even with special
characters, whitespace or Unicode) then you need to adapt the syntax
of configuration files that include interface names. It's easier
to restrict such aliases to common identifiers as this is what
parsers expect.

IMHO such functionality doesn't belong into the kernel, it's much easier
to have a configuration syntax with variables or macros to achieve hte

                                Michael van Elst
                                "A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."

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