On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 10:57 AM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> Duy Nguyen <pclo...@gmail.com> writes:
>> How about this? git_check_attr() now takes dtype as an argument
>> and the caller must not add the trailing slash. This could be
>> split into two patches, one for git_check_attr prototype change,
>> and the other the real meat.
> "git check-attr" fundamentally cannot know, but aside from that do
> all the callsites know if the path in question is a directory or
> not? My impression was that there are some cases you do not
> necessarily know.
> "Add slash when you _know_ it is a directory, but otherwise pass the
> path without trailing slash." is easier to understand than "Pass
> 040000 if you know it is a directory, but otherwise pass 100644",
> exactly because "otherwise" in both of these instructions include
> the case where the path in question _is_ a directory (you just do
> not know what it is).
> I do not particularly like the "trailing slash on the basename"
> approach, but it feels less bad than passing dtype down.
Fair enough. I'll rebase my changes on top of yours as long term
cleanup. Maybe I can make nwildmatch take patternlen too.
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