[patch] improved ignore pattern matching (#57637)

John Arbash Meinel john at arbash-meinel.com
Sun Nov 26 16:23:07 GMT 2006

Jan Hudec wrote:

> Well, I fear that users will tend to miss that 'foo/**/bar' does not
> match 'foo/bar' (and I think it is not SO uncommon to not want
> 'foo/**bar instead). This can be fixed either by making the pattern
> '**/' (like zsh does), that would expand to '(|.+/)', or to recognize
> both '**/' and '**', translating to '(|.+/)' and '.*' respectively.

Thanks for the clarification. So it does seem we need to understand '**/'

I'm not positive that your exact translation is right. But I don't have
time to figure it out right now.


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