[PATCH v9 3/7] env: Allow U-Boot scripts to be placed in a .env file

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Sun Oct 24 17:46:00 CEST 2021

Dear Tom,

In message <20211022144759.GG3577824 at bill-the-cat> you wrote:
> > Any escape character is also a legal name character.
> I am struggling to have a non-meme reaction to this.  Perhaps the best
> step is just earlier on in the series note that variable names need to
> fit within the broadly and commonly used set of characters and assorted
> funny business you can do historically needs to be migrated.

Indeed I think this is the most reasonable approach.

Like you cannot write any aritrary code in plain C and have to fall
back to assembler in a few places, this patch series should simply
not claim to be able to support all legal environment settings.

It is a convenience tool, and it is OK if it has a few restrictions,
like for the character set of supported variable names.


1) These restrictions must be clearly documented, both in the commit
   message and in the related documentation/readme.
2) There should be another, more primitive way to generate
   environment settings without these restrictions..

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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