invalid glib key names in gnucash

Thomas Bushnell BSG tb at
Sat Dec 30 14:46:53 EST 2006

On Fri, 2006-12-29 at 23:06 -0500, David Hampton wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-12-29 at 10:42 -0800, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> > gnucash creates its own glib key files in ~/.gnucash/books.  The keys
> > used in these files are filled with spaces.  Spaces are not allowed in
> > glib keys.
> Since when?  The g_keyfile documentation that appears in devhelp says
> nothing about the space character being invalid in keys. In fact, it
> implicitly implies that the space *is* a valid character, by
> specifically stating that "to preserve initial and final spaces, these
> can also be escaped as \s."  This documentation is generated directly
> from the glib sources.

So if we want gnucash to continue to work, can you please contact the
glib upstream directly?  I don't see any value in my being a middleman.


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