after skimming through it, I think I completely like what you have
shown here. I'm only concerned about this:
Dear diary, on Mon, Jul 25, 2005 at 12:49:33AM CEST, I got a letter
where Junio C Hamano <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> told me that...
> $ cat Documentation/.gitignore
> # ignore generated html files,
> # except foo.html which is maintained by hand
I think this is wrong, and my brief experiments confirm that. I think
that the actually useful semantics of exclusion would be for
_subsequent_ exclusions, not preliminary ones. You generally don't say
"I never want this ignored, but I want the rest of that ignored", but
"I want that ignored, except this". This also gives you more
would ignore *.html and fo*.html, but not any other f*.html filenames.
But more importantly,
will not work, which was the whole _point_ of the exclusion.
Could we please have this semantics changed for those reasons?
Petr "Pasky" Baudis
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someone. -- Alan Cox
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