On Wed, 05 Sep 2007, Malcolm Rowe wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 04, 2007 at 03:49:35PM -0700, Eric Gillespie wrote:
> > > * subversion/include/svn_config.h
> > > (SVN_CONFIG_DEFAULT_GLOBAL_IGNORES): Remove two redundant patterns. (Note
> > > that, unlike many Unix shells, fnmatch will allow metacharacters to match
> > > leading periods).
> > Where is this documented? We should provide a pointer from here
> > to to the fnmatch documentation. apr_fnmatch.h doesn't seem to
> > explain it though. If it isn't documented anywhere, we should at
> > least document this much ourselves.
> Yeah, it's pretty underdocumented. If we assume that apr_fnmatch() is
> just an extension of the POSIX fnmatch() function (APR's documentation
> doesn't say), then see e.g. here:
> "If FNM_PERIOD is set in flags, then a leading period ('.') in string
> shall match a period in pattern [... some verbiage and references that
> define a leading period and imply that it's not matched by other
> metacharacters when this flag is set ...]. If FNM_PERIOD is not set,
> then no special restrictions are placed on matching a period."
> We pass no flags, so we don't get this special behaviour. We could
> alternatively revert my change and pass in APR_FNM_PERIOD if we think
> that the current behaviour is a bug.
It'd be nice if APR's header files documented the behavior...
Received on Wed Sep 5 18:55:46 2007
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