[Patch] Avoid duplicate names in /proc/registry (which may crash find)

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri Dec 12 16:38:00 GMT 2008

On Dec 12 09:17, Eric Blake wrote:
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> According to Corinna Vinschen on 12/12/2008 9:13 AM:
> >> "@" for the named value, and "%.val" for the unnamed default?
> > 
> > Backward compatibility would ask for sticking to @ for the default
> > value.  Actually there could be a key and a value called @ so you
> > have three @ items. :-P
> If there is no key or value @, then use @ for the default for
> compatibility.  If there is either a key or a value named @, then use:
> @ - named key
> @%val - named value
> %val - default value

Something like that, I guess, though it I get headaches imagining that
the default value is not the default value anymore if by chance a @ key
or value exists.  It's a pity that we didn't have Christian's patch
right from the start.  I'm just glad that this is a seldom border case.


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