On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 1:57 AM, Alexey Klyukin <al...@hintbits.com> wrote:
> Hi Martijn,
> On Sun, Nov 17, 2013 at 7:56 PM, Martijn van Oosterhout <klep...@svana.org>
>> On Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 09:26:33PM +0100, Alexey Klyukin wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> > Attached is the patch that improves usage of '*' wildcard in .pgpass,
>> > particularly in the host part. The use case is below.
>> Looks interesting, though I wonder if you could use fnmatch(3) here. Or
>> woud that match more than you expect? For example, it would allow
>> 'foo*bar' to match 'foo.bar' which your code doesn't.
> fnmatch(3) looks like a good deal and I'd certainly consider it if we go the
> road of matching regular expressions, although for simpler use cases it's an
> overkill, since it forces us to do an extra pass over the string to be
> matched and introduces some performance penalties of using a regexp matching
Also, it seems likely that it's not supported on every platform (e.g.
Windows), possibly then requiring a src/port implementation. I'd
rather avoid introducing new platform dependencies unless they do
something really key.
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