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Re: [PROPOSAL] Managing large working copies using viewspecs

From: Daniel Berlin <dberlin_at_dberlin.org>
Date: 2006-07-17 21:06:59 CEST

Malcolm Rowe wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 17, 2006 at 02:47:00PM -0400, Daniel Berlin wrote:
>>> 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 "..."
>>
>
> I think rsync uses ** for a similar (the same?) purpose. OTOH, I've never
> seen a '...' specification, though I'm not that familiar with P4 et al.

rsync is not a VCS tool.

I know there is another VCS tool that does ... as well.
I don't know of any that use **.

This is honestly a worthless thing to argue about, and we should just
leave it as originally proposed, IMHO.

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