RFC: escape strings in KConfigBase

David Faure faure at kde.org
Wed May 16 09:01:16 BST 2007

On Tuesday 15 May 2007, Andreas Hartmetz wrote:
> Another thing to notice is that desktop files and KDE actually use different 
> list entry delimiters by default (';' vs. ','), and that the spec says that 
> lists should have a trailing ';'. [2]
KDE-1 compatibility. I think the trailing ';' is known to be "not so required anymore"
by all current implementations.

> Can you tell which programming language the creators of [1] and [2] use a lot, 
> and maybe a bit too much? :)

Be careful with what you assume, this spec comes from KDE 1 (and 2.0), and was mostly
written by Waldo (of kde fame)... So the programming language in question is C++ :-)

David Faure, faure at kde.org, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org), and KOffice (http://www.koffice.org).

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