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honey the codewitch7-Jul-20 21:20
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Huh? Why not?

Project names appear as file names. Why couldn't a project be called "Algorithmic proof that A^n + B^n = C^n is false for any n greater than 2"? Or "Overloads of ="?

"Overloads of >" would not be valid file/project name, but "Overloads of =" is. So the project file format should handle it. I am happy to see "qouting free" file names - I really hate the umpteen different ways of quoting, character escapes and the like - but that usually takes binary formats to handle. When old traditions and legacy pressures you to remain with the age old "ASCII philosophy", then you must provide the proper quoting and character escaping, no matter how ugly it looks.

At least modern .sln files use UTF-8 encoding, capable of representing arbitrary printable text without resorting to neither backslash escapes with octal codes, backslash with hex codes, backslash with code letters and special chars like \\, HTML character entities, Quoted Printable, base64 or possibly old style UUE, atob/btoa, StuffIt or whatever format you prefer for packing non-ASCII characters into an ASCII representation. I'm happy to avoid that, but why don't we go the full length, and go for binary TLV formats, to avoid all of these problems?
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