• DDMsgReader: In the theme configuration file, use a : as the separator

    From Rob Swindell@VERT to GitLab note in main/sbbs on Sun Jul 30 13:38:20 2023
    https://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sbbs/-/merge_requests/303#note_3732

    I recommend putting the string literals in double-quotes. Some editors automatically remove trailing whitespace when editing a line or saving a text file and when that happens, your space at the end will be silently lost. The quoted string would prevent that from happening.

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  • From Eric Oulashin@VERT to GitLab note in main/sbbs on Sun Jul 30 15:23:55 2023
    https://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sbbs/-/merge_requests/303#note_3733

    These lines won't be edited by an editor.. These are basically prompt strings for my message reader to output to the user (similar to the strings in text.dat), and in particular, these are prompts used for searching. These will be outputted to the user when doing a search, and I think it looks better with a space after the prompt. For instance:

    Enter the search text:

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  • From Rob Swindell@VERT to GitLab note in main/sbbs on Sun Jul 30 16:14:56 2023
    https://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sbbs/-/merge_requests/303#note_3734

    This is a configuration file, right? One that a sysop could edit with a text editor? A text editor like Notepad++ or Geany that can be configured to trim trailing whitespace? Do you see the problem now?

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  • From Eric Oulashin@VERT to GitLab note in main/sbbs on Sun Jul 30 16:31:50 2023
    https://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sbbs/-/merge_requests/303#note_3735

    Yes, this is a configuration file that a sysop would edit with a text editor. I do often use Notepad++, but have never seen an option to trim trailing whitespace; I'm not sure what option you're referring to and haven't had such a problem?

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  • From Eric Oulashin@VERT to GitLab note in main/sbbs on Sun Jul 30 16:33:49 2023
    https://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sbbs/-/merge_requests/303#note_3736

    You had previously suggested using a : instead of the = to preserve trailing whitespace, which is why I went with this.

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  • From Rob Swindell@VERT to GitLab note in main/sbbs on Sun Jul 30 16:38:27 2023
    https://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sbbs/-/merge_requests/303#note_3737

    Right. And now I'm suggesting you enclose the string with trailing white-space in double-quotes as well. See section on "Quotes" here: https://wiki.synchro.net/config:ini_files#string_literals

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  • From Eric Oulashin@VERT to GitLab note in main/sbbs on Sun Jul 30 16:45:23 2023
    https://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sbbs/-/merge_requests/303#note_3738

    I see - Thanks

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