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Re: [PROPOSAL] Managing large working copies using viewspecs

From: Daniel Berlin <dberlin_at_dberlin.org>
Date: 2006-07-17 20:47:00 CEST

Alan Barrett wrote:
> On Sun, 16 Jul 2006, David James wrote:
>> HOW TO SPECIFY WHAT FILES ARE CHECKED OUT USING A VIEWSPEC:
>>
>> 1. +foo/... --> Checkout 'foo', and all subdirectories.
>> 2. +foo/* --> Checkout the immediate children of 'foo'. Don't
>> download subdirectories.
>
> What if there's a file or subdirectory named "..."?
Escape it?

What are the odds of having a directory named "..."

> I suggest using a double asterisk, as in "+foo/**", to
> represent a wildcard that is allowed to match multiple
> levels of directories.

IMHO, if we do go with viewspecs, i think we should stick with ...
It's what people know from other VC's, and uncommon enough that i don't
honestly care if someone whines that they name a directory "..."

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