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

From: Stefan Fuhrmann <stefan2_at_apache.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:50:44 +0100

On 19.12.2017 11:06, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> 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 :)
Well, that escalated quickly ;)

While I liked Brane's idea for being easy to implement,
I think Julian's point concerning usability is stronger.
Therefore, I will go with my initial proposal to make
'svn ls --search' in the Windows CLI work the same as
'svn log --search'.

Given that we have fnmatch available, replacing setargv.obj
in 1.11 should not be too much of an effort. I don't have
access to a Windows environment ATM, though.

-- Stefan^2.
Received on 2017-12-21 14:51:07 CET

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