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From "Robin Green" <gree...@hotmail.com>
Subject RE: [PATCH] Support for multiple source paths in javac
Date Wed, 22 Mar 2000 23:24:25 GMT
> > In short, we are slowly accumulating a patchwork quilt of ad-hoc
> > mechanisms.
> >
> > I'd like to propose that in all cases we support nested XML elements.

[snip]

>I find the alternative, delimited attribute approach is often more concise.

Agreed.

>Should we always support that? Also if we are going to support it, we 
>should
>agree on a single delimiter (or set of delimiters, if necessary). A common
>method to tokenize such delimited lists would then be possible. Naturally I
>vote for the comma as delimiter :-)

+1

: is bad on win32, ; may be confused with : (I've done it before!)
Comma is unconfusing and shouldn't be used within filenames, so no problems 
there.

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