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

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2008 19:24:21 +0100

On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 2:42 AM, John M. Black <johnmblack_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> (Before I begin, let me say this is *not* about the filesystem itself;
> I respect the current decision to keep filesystem operations
> case-sensitive.)
> However, making *Ignore patterns* case-sensitive is I think
> counterintuitive for this particular feature. The typical use case
> for Ignore is to ignore all files of a certain type, most of which
> will be encountered at some point in the future and don't exist yet.
> Can anyone think of a use case where a user or group of users would
> intentionally want to ignore .TXT files but not .txt or .Txt files?
> Imagine trying to cover all the bases. You'd have to add:
> .TXT
> .TXt
> .TxT
> .tXT
> .Txt
> .tXt
> .txT
> .txt
> I for one don't feel like entering every file extension 8 times.

Really? I thought they were globs, meaning this should work:


Though probably not intuitive, it's one line instead of 8...



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