[PATCH v6 4/7] env: Allow U-Boot scripts to be placed in a .env file

Simon Glass sjg at chromium.org
Mon Oct 18 20:12:16 CEST 2021

Hi Wolfgang,

On Mon, 18 Oct 2021 at 08:10, Wolfgang Denk <wd at denx.de> wrote:
> Dear Tom,
> In message <20211018133728.GQ7964 at bill-the-cat> you wrote:
> >
> > > And please see also my comments about changing the autostart
> > > functionality for the user.
> >
> > Perhaps we should just make "+" an illegal character in the variable
> > name, for consistency?
> And break backward compatibility?  I'd rather see a better
> definition of the syntax of the environment files, plus maybe a more
> powerful parser.
> I mean, there is no technical reason to forbid the '+' character -
> and then it's only at the end of the variable name.
> Hm... I can't find it right now but did I not also read about other
> restrictions to variable names, like they must noch begin with '_'
> when using this new tool?

Yes but I took that out (I think in v6). I'll update the commit message.

> I feel it is wrong to place new restrictions on something that was
> constant for 21 years, just because our parser cannot parse it...

We need the + thing and perhaps we should ask people to avoid
punctuation, etc? But for now I'm not requiring it in this series,
apart from +


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