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Re: Stripping leading/trailing spaces in relational draft
(looks like Alexey hit the "reply" button rather than "reply all".)
On Sun, 2005-10-02 at 21:18 +0100, Alexey Melnikov wrote:
> Kjetil Torgrim Homme wrote:
> >On Tue, 2005-09-27 at 13:31 -0700, Ned Freed wrote:
> >>I'm in favor of the behavior being consistent across all tests. If it isn't
> >>we now hove to specify this obscure bit of behavior for every future
> >>extension that introduces a test. Not good IMO.
> >I agree.
> I agree with Ned's statement, however this doesn't answer my question:
> do you want to always strip leading/trailing spaces for all tests or not?
I do not particularily like the stripping, and ideally I think [ACAP]
should have specified that i;ascii-numeric ignores leading whitespace.
one alternative way back then would have been to register a new
comparator which handles true numbers (ie. negative numbers and possibly
even decimals) where leading whitespace is disregarded.
however, can we change [RELATIONAL] in such a backwards compatibility