[rrd-users] Re: Bug? : RRDs perl module is very picky about trailing white spaces

Tobias Oetiker oetiker at ee.ethz.ch
Mon Aug 29 17:39:44 MEST 2005

Today Andreas Maus wrote:
> >
> > Slightly confusing: the command is "COMMENT:Maximum" and that colon is
> > not from your script line but from english text.  In other words, rrdtool
> > accepted until "maximum" and complained about every token that followed,
> > including its token separator ":".  You gave it a token separator of ":"
> > and a token of " ".
> Yes. That is the part that confuses me. It think it should care about the
> the first colon in the COMMENT statement because it separates the statement
> from text and don't care about colons after that first one. Or at least
> this was the behavior in rrdtool 1.0.x

yes this is an incompatible change vs 1.0.x as noted in the NEWS
file ... :-) the background is, that now all strings are handled
the same and if we ever decide to add an optional argument to the
COMMENT command we are all set.


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