Text-mode apps (Was :Who are the "spacists"?)

Marko Rauhamaa marko at pacujo.net
Sat Apr 1 17:06:44 EDT 2017


Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com>:

> On Sun, Apr 2, 2017 at 6:47 AM, Marko Rauhamaa <marko at pacujo.net> wrote:
>> A far more convenient escaping scheme could have been devised for
>> pathnames.
>
> Definitely. We should treat file names like domain names. "Bücher.ch"
> gets represented internally as "xn--bcher-kva.ch". That would solve
> all the problems, and there's no way that it could create more.

Note that Python can express any text string, including one with a quote
character. I don't know if Python's escaping scheme is creating more
problems than it is solving.


Marko


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