From: Jeff King <email@example.com> To: Dakota Hawkins <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Duy Nguyen <email@example.com>, Junio C Hamano <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Git <email@example.com> Subject: Re: .gitattributes override behavior (possible bug, or documentation bug) Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 03:50:41 -0400 [thread overview] Message-ID: <20180321075041.GA24701@sigill.intra.peff.net> (raw) In-Reply-To: <CAHnyXxTf16ukf8CFSfzjQjTEjf5yJXFqK5TnS9KiXZEeAD7dgg@mail.gmail.com> On Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 03:36:09AM -0400, Dakota Hawkins wrote: > > I think that ignoring all of /ignore-most/ is much more efficient, since > > we don't have to enumerate the paths inside it at all (which is why the > > current behavior works as it does). > > That's definitely true, but I wonder what the impact would be for most > cases (even for most cases with large repos and larges sets of ignore > files). Probably not that much CPU, but it used to be quite annoying to fault in the dcache for an infrequently used hierarchy. These days I generally have an SSD and lots of memory for disk caching, so I don't know if it would still be. On systems where readdir/stat are slower than Linux it might be noticeable for a big hierarchy. > At any rate, would it at least be a good idea to make the "trailing > slash halts recursion, won't consider nested .gitignore files" > explicit in the `.gitignore` doc? Unless I'm missing it, I don't think > that behavior is called out (or at least not called out concisely/in > one place). It looks like this is all there is: Yeah, it's definitely come up multiple times over the years. I don't know what all is in gitignore(5), but if it's not mentioned it probably should be. > "If the pattern ends with a slash, it is removed for the purpose > of the following description, but it would only find a match with a > directory. In other words, foo/ will match a directory foo and paths > underneath it, but will not match a regular file or a symbolic link > foo (this is consistent with the way how pathspec works in general in > Git)." > > Also, I'm not sure what the "following description" is in "it is > removed for the purpose of the following description". Is that trying > to imply "excluded from the rest of the doc"? I think it means "for the rest of the description of how the patterns work". I.e., "foo/" matches as "foo" when the rest of the matching rules are applied. I agree it's a bit awkward. Patches welcome. :) -Peff
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2018-03-21 7:50 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 28+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2018-03-20 1:49 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 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 [this message] 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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