quoting of names in .hgrc

Matt Mackall mpm at selenic.com
Tue Sep 6 12:09:39 CDT 2005

On Tue, Sep 06, 2005 at 12:42:57PM +0200, Stefan van der Walt wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 05, 2005 at 05:11:23PM -0700, Matt Mackall wrote:
> > > This way, names like Me "Nickname" <...> or "Me" Myself "I" are left
> > > intact, but the quotes are removed from names like "asdads
> > > <blah at blah.com>".
> > 
> > Making this specific to the username setting is too obscure and
> > special-case. Making it generic obviously keeps us from putting quotes
> > around other things.
> I see your point.  Maybe just point out this behaviour in the
> man-page, then.  Pity that .hgrc isn't just a normal Python-file --
> guess that would be too dangerous?

Mercurial generally tries to hide its Python-ness from the user. No
one should have to know anything about Python syntax to use it.

Backtraces are still a problem here, but we're slowly sanitizing the
remaining common ones.

Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time.

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