On Mon, 2005-07-25 at 13:27 -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Linus Torvalds <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Imagine, for example, that you have separate subdirectory structures for 
> > Documentation and for source - maybe you'd put the "*.o" rule in the 
> > source directory, and a "*.1" rule in the Docs subdirectory.
> I imagined it, but it appears to me that this is a bad example.
> My understanding of what Catalin and the proposed patch
> disagrees is whether the patterns in .gitignore at the top level
> should govern files under ppc/ and mozilla-sha1/ subdirectories;
> Catalin thinks they should not.

I really don't have a strong preference for this. Linus' example makes
sense as well. It's up to you how you implement its behaviour,
Porcelains shouldn't be affected by this.

Since I'm the only one with this idea, you can forget about it (I don't
mind :-) ). If others express a preference for this, you could implement
a 'cut' label (similar to Prolog's cut operator) which clears the
pattern stack before diving into subdirectories. Anyway, I don't think
it's worse the hassle since it might never be used.


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