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Re: [PATCH] Re: .svnignore functionality

From: Mark Benedetto King <bking_at_answerfriend.com>
Date: 2001-10-19 03:45:18 CEST

> >>
> >> % svn proplist dir/
> >> svn:ignore : *.so *.o *~
> >>
> >>...rather than see a bunch of newline-separated patterns.
> >>
> >
> >
> >Oh, sure. Of course, that will make patterns-with-spaces tricky,
> >but people who put spaces in file names deserve what they get.
> >
> No! This attitude is simply wrong. Spaces in file names are quite
> reasonable, and are in fact often used on systems Subversion runs (will
> run) on.

It's also reasonable to have newlines in file names.

We could choose to ignore this issue for right now; the tokens
themselves can have wildcards, which could be used to represent
the forbidden whitespace characters.

Of course, this introduces a major problem; how can we ignore a
file called "\n" without ignoring all the files?

--ben

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