[darcs-users] annotate output

Petr Rockai me at mornfall.net
Mon Sep 6 07:31:06 UTC 2010

"Stephen J. Turnbull" <stephen at xemacs.org> writes:

>  > The YAML spec explicitly says, that there's no other way to encode
>  > arbitrary strings than to use "..." with \-sequences, which will
>  > lead to really hard to read output (both for humans and non-YAML
>  > machines).
> But by now there are freely available YAML parsers for pretty much any
> language but shell, no?  ISTM that if people are doing anything that
> requires actually interpreting non-ASCII strings or other "hard to
> read" output, they probably don't want to be doing it in shell anyway.
> At least my experience on the Mac has been that non-ASCII file names
> often don't work as you'd expect in shell (and shell quoting of file
> name variables whose values might-or-might-not contain spaces is a
> real headache, too).

There isn't one (that would be at least basically documented) for
Haskell. I imagine that's the case for majority of languages in
fact. (Majority in number of languages, not users.)


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