Loving GitHub actions and the new workflow_dispatch functionality! I just wanted to raise this issue which caused me some confusion. I now have a workaround detailed in the link at the bottom, but wanted to know the staff and other users’ thoughts on this.
Here is an example patch that will break the parser. It seems to cause unpredictable error messages later in the workflow file (“you have a syntax error at line 15”, etc.)
I would link to some failed runs but it seems like they disappeared after I stripped out the character myself and GitHub was able to parse the workflow name.
What do you think of this issue? Should the parser strip it out, or is there at least some way the parser can detect it’s presence and give a specific message about it. It seems like it could be safely removed. I know you are not expecting this character but some editors automatically insert it.
There is more information here but I figured it is no longer exactly my initial issue from that thread, so I made a new one. Please forgive any frustration I expressed there as I debugged this issue. Thank you