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Re: Ignore patterns should not be case sensitive (usability)

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2008 14:15:32 -0400

"Kevin Grover" <kevin_at_kevingrover.net> writes:
> How about adding configuration options to svn:ignore? Like .hgignore
> does for setting the syntax.
> eg.
> --------------------------- .hgignore
> # use glob syntax.
> syntax: glob
> *.elc
> *.pyc
> *~
> .*.swp
> # switch to regexp syntax.
> syntax: regexp
> ^\.pc/
> --------------------------- .hgignore
> SVN could have an option:
> option: [+-]casesensative
> Where +casentative is the default option (and this maintains comapitility.
> If this could potentially break current properties lists, there could
> be another svn:ignore-options where these were set.
> In the processes, couldn't '# blah...' be allowed as comments?

Neat idea! I kind of like that, and it's hard to imagine that anyone
has actually set ignore properties for files matching the regexp:

   ^option: [a-z0-9]+

In other words, it is effectively backwards-compatible.

Anyone think this is a bad idea?

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Received on 2008-03-22 19:15:50 CET

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