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  1. Quite a lot of the scripts I run in Alfred involve handling multiple files (i.e. {query} is a list of tab-separated files). Without some relatively complex code (bash doesn't make it easy) that obfuscates the purpose of the script, they all break with files containing apostrophes. It would be very useful if there were an option to escape single quotes, like you can with double quotes.
  2. Getting the Escaping options right is notoriously difficult. So many workflows fail to work or choke on certain input because the Escaping options are incorrect, and it's a pretty esoteric topic. It bites experienced coders as well as relative neophytes. Even the built-in Google and Amazon Suggest example workflows have the wrong Escaping options (Backslashes should also be selected — the Google workflow chokes on, e.g., "what does \n mean?") That said, for any given language, there is a correct set of Escaping options. In my opinion, Alfred should automatically select the right Escaping options for the selected Language in Script Filters and Run Script actions and/or clearly document the correct Escaping options for each available language.
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