On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 12:05 PM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
>> New way to specify long pathspec magic
>> ======================================
>> While testing the pathspec magic code, I grow tired of quoting :(glob)
>> every time because '(' is the start of a new shell. Which is one of
>> the reasons I introduce --[no]glob-pathspecs. Still I'd like a way to
>> specify long pathspec magic without quoting.
> Is this a real issue, though?  Often interesting pathspecs do have
> shell globs in them and we have to quote them anyway.

:(icase) often won't (unless you combine with :(glob)). If we turn
grep's --max-depth feature into pathspec magic (feasible, just not
sure if it's actually useful), it won't need quoting either.

Even with :(glob), because of the complexity of the pathspec, it's
less likely to match anything and be expanded by bash, so no quoting

>> How about making ":q/xxx/" an equivalence of ":(xxx)"?
> A moderately strong no from here.
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