On Mon, 2005-07-25 at 12:58 -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Catalin Marinas <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> >> An exclude pattern is of the following format:
> > [...]
> >
> > That's fine. Actually, the Porcelain would care much about it since it
> > gets the information already filtered by git.
> Your saying "fine" is a relief.  This change aims at helping
> Porcelain people by making it less likely for Porcelain to need
> its own filtering. As you say, if ls-files filters more than
> the Porcelain wants, that's a bigger problem.

I don't plan to add any additional filtering in StGIT. What I meant
above was that Porcelain would not care much about the patterns. The
user should cope with what git provides, nothing more. With these git
patches, I think there are enough features for filtering.

> > Wouldn't it be clearer to have the general rules first (*.html),
> > overridden by the more specific ones (!foo.html)? Just my opinion, I
> > don't know what others think.
> I do not know, either, but I do know it is consistent with the
> "first match determines fate" rule and cleaner to implement.

I also don't have a strong preference for this and the "first match"
rule clarifies it (otherwise, you could have pushed them on a list in
reverse order).


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