[Python-Dev] End of the mystery "@README.txt Mercurial bug"

Mark Janssen dreamingforward at gmail.com
Wed Jun 26 03:43:27 CEST 2013

> One month ago, unit tests were added to IDLE (cool!) with a file
> called @README.txt. The @ was used to see the name on top in a listing
> of the directory.

It's like this.  Whenever you use special characters in a file name,
you're asking for trouble.  The shell and the OS have negotiate how to
interpret it.  It bigger than git, and not a bug.  The issue is
between the file system, the kernel, and the shell.

> I also had the issue on 3 different computers, and so I reported the
> issue upstream:
> http://bz.selenic.com/show_bug.cgi?id=3954

Try it on different OS's on different machines (MacOS, Linux, Windows)
.  If my theory is right, it should be inconsistent across machines,
but consistent within the same machine.

Tacoma, Washington

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