Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy <pclo...@gmail.com> writes:
>> I am guessing that the only sensible definition is that "**"
>> requires anything that comes before it (if exists) is at a proper
>> hierarchy boundary, and anything matches it is also at a proper
>> hierarchy boundary, so "x**y" matches "x/a/y"
> and "x/y" too? (As opposed to "x/**/y" which does not)
Yeah, x**y would match x/y under that "sensible" semantics.
>> and not "xy", "xay",
>> nor "xa/by" in the above example. If "x**y" can match "xy" or "xay"
>> (or "**foo" can match "afoo"), it would be unreasonable to say it
>> implies the pattern is anchored at any level, no?
> Yeah. That makes things easier to reason, though not exactly what we're
It sounds like that "x**y" with the code you imported would match
"xy" and "xa/b/cy", and I do not think of a concise and good way to
describe what it does to the end users.
"matches anything including '/'" is not a useful description for the
purpose of allowing the user to intuitively understand why "x**y" is
anchored at the level (or is not anchored and can appear anywhere).
Perhaps the wildmatch code may not be what we want X-<.
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