[rb-general] SOURCE_PREFIX_MAP format specification proposals

Ximin Luo infinity0 at debian.org
Sun Jan 15 11:08:00 CET 2017

Holger Levsen:
> On Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at 12:54:40PM -0500, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
>>> PATH does not escape colons, it just disallows paths-with-colons in PATH.
>> I like the simplicity of this approach.  Is there any reason we need
>> to support paths-with-colons?  what about LD_LIBRARY_PATH?  If we can
>> just accept this already-shared limitation, it makes implementation and
>> use *much* simpler because there is no escaping to worry about at all.
> +1

This would very likely hinder adoption based on what we heard from several people at RWS and also now the rust people. So I'm not considering it as a serious option.

I'll write up C code for both escaping and urlenconding next week.


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