On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 4:30 PM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> J Smith <dark.pa...@gmail.com> writes:
>> ... For the sake of completeness (verbosity? pedantry?) I also
>> included a setting for "extended" which is equivalent to true.
> Good thinking.
>> With this sort of change, would a more generic "grep.regexpMode",
>> "grep.patternType" or something similar perhaps be more descriptive,
>> with "grep.extendedRegexp" being aliased for backwards compatibility
>> purposes? I could also add that functionality if desired.
> A variable called "extendedRegexp" already reads quite naturally if
> it can have value to say what kind of extendedness is desired, at
> least to me. So I do not care too deeply either way.
On the flip side, it might be useful to some to have the option to set
the value to "fixed" for the "--fixed-strings" argument, in which case
the option becomes less a type of extended regexp and more of a simple
search string. Were that to be the case, I think "grep.patternType"
would feel the most precise.
I think for completeness at the very least I should work in the
"fixed" value as an valid value, option naming aside.
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