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Re: list --search matching and Windows *-expansion

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2017 11:06:33 +0100

On Mon, Dec 18, 2017 at 08:59:08PM +0000, Julian Foad wrote:
> Stefan Sperling wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 18, 2017 at 06:01:52PM +0000, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> > > Branko Čibej wrote on Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:24 +0100:
> > > > Or use a different set of match chars on Windows instead of * and ?, as
> > > > a hacky but usable workaround. [...]
> [...]
> > > a magic prefix, so «--search "nostar:foo#bar%"» [...]
> [...]
> > define some mapping between our fnmatch special chars
> > [...] Windows users would [...] use the set of chars which works for them.
>
> Reality check, please!
>
> This is meant to be a simple feature to help people find files, is it not?
>
> Magic prefixes and non-standard wildcard chars are a non-starter for
> usability.
>
> It would be better to disable the whole '--search' option, or the wildcard
> support in it, on the Windows CLI.

I think we should keep coming up with more ideas until somebody gets enough
of it all and sends a patch to remove our dependency on setargv.obj :)
Received on 2017-12-19 11:06:45 CET

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