On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 6:30 PM, Ori Livneh <ori@wikimedia.org> wrote:
Abridged timeline:

On Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 11:13 PM, Ori Livneh wrote:

> I don't think means you have to ditch tabs -- I doubt there's a problem-free
> delimiter. But you should write code and configure software with the
> expectation that literal tabs will be encountered so that you can deal with it
> gracefully.

On Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 12:57 PM, Diederik van Liere wrote:

> Now there could be a tab in a header value as well but I have never seen it in
> our logfiles and i also grepped for it on a couple of random files and found no
> such occurrences. So we are not going to escape tab characters in fields unless
> new information changes our mind.

On Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 5:07 AM, Erik Zachte wrote:

> If we bet tabs will never be introduced in the input stream, even where they
> are legal, and we take that approach on several issues, one of those
> unlikely events will surely happen sooner than you think

On Monday, April 15, 2013 at 3:12 PM, David Schoonover wrote:

> As a note, we *do* need to start escaping tabs. I've already encountered
> a small number in the mobile stream.

:) Erik just leveled up his future-telling powers