Obnoxious postings from Google Groups

Prasad, Ramit ramit.prasad at jpmorgan.com
Tue Nov 6 17:52:03 CET 2012


Grant Edwards wrote:
> 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.

Not to mention that in the GUI I (usually) want the space to be a
"break space".

> 
> > 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.


~Ramit


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