Duy Nguyen <pclo...@gmail.com> writes:
> I don't think we need to support two different sets of wildcards in
> the long run. I'm thinking of adding ":(glob)" with WM_PATHNAME.
> Pathspec without :(glob) still uses the current wildcards (i.e. no
> FNM_PATHNAME). At some point, like 2.0, we either switch the behavior
> of patterns-without-:(glob) to WM_PATHNAME, or just disable wildcards
> when :(glob) is not present.
Yeah, I think that is sensible.
I am meaning to merge your retire-fnmatch topic to 'master'. What
should the Release Notes say for the upcoming release?
You can build with USE_WILDMATCH=YesPlease to use a replacement
implementation of pattern matching logic used for pathname-like
things, e.g. refnames and paths in the repository. The new
implementation is not expected change the existing behaviour of
Git at all, except for "git for-each-ref" where you can now say
"refs/**/master" and match with both refs/heads/master and
refs/remotes/origin/master. In future versions of Git, we plan
to use this new implementation in wider places (e.g. "git log
'**/t*.sh'" may find commits that touch a shell script whose
name begins with "t" at any level), but we are not there yet.
By building with USE_WILDMATCH, using the resulting Git daily
and reporting when you find breakages, you can help us get
closer to that goal.
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