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Re: [Libguestfs] [PATCH] guestfish: Enable grouping in string lists

On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 11:44:43AM +0100, Matthew Booth wrote:
> This change adds the ability to group entries in a string list with single
> quotes. So the string:
>   "'foo bar'"
> becomes 1 token rather than 2. Consequently single quotes must now be escaped:
>   "\'"
> resolves to a literal single quote.
> Incidentally, this change also alters another, probably unintentional behaviour
> of the previous implementation, in that tokens are separated by any amount of
> whitespace rather than a single whitespace character. I.e.:
>   "a  b"
> resolves to:
>   'a' 'b'
> rather than:
>   'a' '' 'b'
> That last syntax can be used if an empty argument is still desired. Whitespace
> is now also defined to include tabs.
> parse_string_list can also now fail if it contains an unmatched open quote.



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