Re: [Evolution] evolution folder layout

This won't work, at first glance it might appear to but it won't. I can tell
you from experience - as some may know, I'm the author of Spruce and this
idea is exactly what I used. Had I known that there was a neat function in
glib to escape strings and stuff for me, I would have used that instead.

Here's the problem with your idea:

What if the user wants 2 mailbox names that are the same but they want one
with an underscore and one with a space? Even though this is highly
unlikely, it can still happen and thus, I feel, a good program should
handle this.

Spruce does not handle this well, it gets "confused". Is this a super big
deal? not really, but it's something I will undoubtedly have to fix
especially now that I have brought it out into the open (I bet I get 500
emails tomorrow complaining about this bug...just you wait :-)

Now that I'm myself am working on Evolution, I'd like to make sure that it
doesn't make the same mistakes I've made along the way


On Thu, 6 Apr 2000, Richard June wrote:
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2000 15:51:51 -0500 (EST)
From: Richard June <rjune ims1 imagestream-is com>
Subject: Re: [Evolution] evolution folder layout

I am also new to this list. however I have to agree that while spaces in
filenames are easier for people to deal with, it doesn't always work so
well for scripts. Why not either have a small conversion database or
simply replace spaces w/ underscores(which work almost as well) for
filenames, then convert them to spaces when they get displayed to the
and be done w/ it?

"Comparing Linux to NT is like comparing a long distance runner to a
sprinter, respectively."

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