Obnoxious postings from Google Groups

Grant Edwards invalid at invalid.invalid
Mon Nov 5 15:59:13 CET 2012


On 2012-11-05, Roy Smith <roy at panix.com> wrote:
> In article <mailman.3269.1352097585.27098.python-list at python.org>,
>  Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> It's nothing to do with operating system. File names are names, and
>> spaces in them are seldom worth the hassle unless you manipulate those
>> files solely using a GUI.
>
> That's a very ascii-esqe attitude.  In a fully unicode world, I could 
> easily see using U+00A0 (NO-BREAK SPACE) in file names, and still have 
> space-delimited CLI work just fine.

No, it wouldn't work just fine.  You'd never know when looking at
names whether it was a "regular" space or a "no-break space", and
names would be visually ambiguous.  Visually ambiguous names are
horrible.

> But, yeah, in the world we live in today, I try to avoid spaces in 
> filenames.  But, instead of turning "My File Name" into MyFileName, I'll 
> usually do it as My-File-Name or My_File_Name.


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