On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 3:24 PM, Ramkumar Ramachandra <artag...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Stefano Lattarini wrote:
>> On 10/02/2012 09:21 AM, Ramkumar Ramachandra wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I've often found the '**' (extended) shell glob useful for matching
>>> any string crossing directory boundaries: it's especially useful if
>>> you only have a toplevel .gitignore, as opposed to a per-directory
>>> .gitignore.  Unfortunately, .gitignore currently uses fnmatch(3), and
>>> doesn't recognize '**'.  Would extending the .gitignore format to
>>> accept this be a useful feature?  Would it involve re-implementing and
>>> extending fnmatch, or is there some other way?
>> I think there is a topic in flight about this:
>>     <http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/206406>

While I'm behind this series, I have no use cases for it in my
repositories. It's tested in git test suite but that's about it. Some
feedback would be nice, especially on the performance side if you do a
lot of ignores.
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