This makes git use wildmatch by default for all fnmatch() calls. Users
who want to use system fnmatch (or compat fnmatch) need to set

wildmatch is a drop-in fnmatch replacement with more features. Using
wildmatch gives us a consistent behavior across platforms. The
tentative plan is make it default with an opt-out for about 2 cycles,
then remove NO_WILDMATCH and compat/fnmatch.

Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <>
 Makefile | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index 0f931a2..efc8439 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -106,7 +106,7 @@ all::
 # Define NO_FNMATCH_CASEFOLD if your fnmatch function doesn't have the
 # FNM_CASEFOLD GNU extension.
-# Define USE_WILDMATCH if you want to use Git's wildmatch
+# Define NO_WILDMATCH if you do not want to use Git's wildmatch
 # implementation as fnmatch
 # Define NO_GECOS_IN_PWENT if you don't have pw_gecos in struct passwd
@@ -1261,7 +1261,7 @@ ifdef NO_FNMATCH_CASEFOLD
        COMPAT_OBJS += compat/fnmatch/fnmatch.o
 ifdef NO_SETENV

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