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Re: How should we handle filenames containing spaces

Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> On Thu, 8 Nov 2001, Fernando Nasser wrote:
> > I am in favor of double-quotes for handling these cases as it is an
> > accepted practice on Unix-like systems.
> >
> > As Andrew mentions below, this may interfere with completion
> > (although I think completion can be easily fixed to handle file names
> > that start with double quotes if it is not doing it already).
> Andrew is right: file-name completion currently doesn't support quoting
> with double quotes.  See below.
> > Eli?
> I don't mind double quotes in principle, but I have two observations:
>   - GDB uses single quotes when symbols require quoting (in particular,
>     for C++ symbols).
>   - The current file-name completion also supports single quotes, but
>     doesn't support double quotes.  I wrote it that way because single
>     quotes seemed to be ``the GDB way'' of quoting, so I wanted to be
>     compliant.  (This also avoids the issues with file names that have
>     embedded double quotes, but that's an unintended bonus, no more.)
> So perhaps we should consider single quotes instead of double ones, given
> the tradition, the current code, and the fact that the manual preaches
> single-quote quoting style.

OK with me.  In any case, single-quotes are also supposed to work on

Fernando Nasser
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