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Re: [PATCH] Re: .svnignore functionality

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2001-10-19 21:18:06 CEST

Mark Benedetto King wrote:

>>>> % 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.
Oh, no doubt. Very reasonable indeed. I do that often, especially if I
want to put the filename in a makefile.

>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?

Brane �ibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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