NEVER name a folder with a space character on a Unix machine

August 10, 2011

And when I say NEVER, I mean NEVER. Although you should 'Never Say Never' :P

But in this case I will. For the simple reason that a character in the source of folder which Eclipse was running from made me waste a couple of my hours spread over 2 days to figure out what on the Earth was going on. It included reinstalling Pydev,  and at one point of time I actually considered reinstalling Eclipse. Then while checking out the error logs it suddenly hit me. I fixed it and Voila! There it was. Working the way it should have.

A suggestion to *NIX based OS developers: Please don't give the default folder name such that it causes problems. Peace is restored to the World :)