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From: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
To: Duy Nguyen <pclouds@gmail.com>
Cc: Dakota Hawkins <dakota@dakotahawkins.com>,
	Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>, Git <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] doc/gitattributes: mention non-recursive behavior
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 02:50:05 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20180321065005.GB16784@sigill.intra.peff.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CACsJy8CpwtNfp9oQGvECBuWGcwLEKK609iPJVEiXH4cDD6mpEg@mail.gmail.com>

On Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 05:41:52PM +0100, Duy Nguyen wrote:

> > +The rules by which the pattern matches paths are the same as in
> > +`.gitignore` files (see linkgit:gitignore[5]), with a few exceptions:
> > +
> > +  - negative patterns are forbidden
> 
> After 8b1bd02415 (Make !pattern in .gitattributes non-fatal -
> 2013-03-01) maybe we could use the verb "ignored" too instead of
> "forbidden"

Makes sense. The original is already in 'next', so do you want to send
an incremental patch?

> > +    pointless in an attributes file; use `path/**` instead)
> 
> We probably could do this internally too (converting "path/" to
> "path/**") but we need to deal with corner cases (e.g. "path" without
> the trailing slash, but is a directory). So yes, suggesting the user
> to do it instead may be easier.

Yeah, I almost suggested that, but I worried about those corner cases.
It seems like documenting the current behavior is the right first step
in any case.

One other maybe-difference I came across coincidentally today: you have
to quote the pattern in .gitattributes if it contains spaces, but not in
.gitignore. But that's more an artifact of the rest of the file syntax
than the pattern syntax (.gitignore has no other fields to confuse it
with).

-Peff

  reply	other threads:[~2018-03-21  6:50 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 28+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-03-20  1:49 .gitattributes override behavior (possible bug, or documentation bug) Dakota Hawkins
2018-03-20  2:34 ` Jeff King
2018-03-20  3:10   ` Dakota Hawkins
2018-03-20  3:17     ` Dakota Hawkins
2018-03-20  4:12       ` Jeff King
2018-03-20  4:04     ` Jeff King
2018-03-20  4:14       ` [PATCH] doc/gitattributes: mention non-recursive behavior Jeff King
2018-03-20  4:28         ` Dakota Hawkins
2018-03-20 16:41         ` Duy Nguyen
2018-03-21  6:50           ` Jeff King [this message]
2018-03-21 16:16             ` Duy Nguyen
2018-03-23  9:12               ` Jeff King
2018-03-20  4:25       ` .gitattributes override behavior (possible bug, or documentation bug) Dakota Hawkins
2018-03-20  4:40         ` Jeff King
2018-03-20  4:49           ` Dakota Hawkins
2018-03-20 16:28           ` Duy Nguyen
2018-03-21  3:22             ` Dakota Hawkins
2018-03-21  6:52               ` Jeff King
2018-03-21  7:36                 ` Dakota Hawkins
2018-03-21  7:44                   ` Dakota Hawkins
2018-03-21  7:50                   ` Jeff King
2018-03-21  8:35                     ` Dakota Hawkins
2018-03-21  8:36                       ` Jeff King
2018-03-21 16:18                   ` Junio C Hamano
2018-03-21 16:07               ` Duy Nguyen
2018-03-20  3:33   ` Junio C Hamano
2018-03-20  3:40     ` Dakota Hawkins
2018-03-20  3:45     ` Jeff King

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