On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 6:20 AM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> * nd/wildmatch (2012-09-27) 5 commits
> - Support "**" in .gitignore and .gitattributes patterns using wildmatch()
> - Integrate wildmatch to git
> - compat/wildmatch: fix case-insensitive matching
> - compat/wildmatch: remove static variable force_lower_case
> - Import wildmatch from rsync
> Allows pathname patterns in .gitignore and .gitattributes files
> with double-asterisks "foo/**/bar" to match any number of directory
> It was pointed out that some symbols that do not have to be global
> are left global. I think this reroll fixed most of them.
> Will merge to 'next'.
Just a bit of finding lately, in case you want to postpone the merge.
There's an interesting case: "**foo". According to our rules, that
pattern does not contain slashes therefore is basename match. But some
might find that confusing because "**" can match slashes, as opposed
to ordinary wildcards which cannot. So we could either go with our
rules and consider "**" just like "*" in this case (do we need
document clarification?), or redefine it that the presence of "**"
I think the latter makes more sense. When users put "**" they expect
to match some slashes. But that may call for a refactoring in
path_matches() in attr.c. Putting strstr(pattern, "**") in that
matching function may increase overhead unnecessarily.
The third option is just die() and let users decide either "*foo",
"**/foo" or "/**foo", never "**foo".
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