[patch] improved ignore pattern matching (#57637)

Jan Hudec bulb at ucw.cz
Tue Nov 28 17:12:51 GMT 2006

On Tue, Nov 28, 2006 at 12:40:16PM +0100, Vincent Ladeuil wrote:
> >>>>> "Kent" == Kent Gibson <warthog618 at gmail.com> writes:
>     Kent> Is this true?  If so I'll need to set the IGNORECASE
>     Kent> flag for case-insensitive systems.  Is there a simple
>     Kent> way to tell that a system is case-insensitive?
> As seen above, it's more complicated than is seems...
> Sorry to complicate the matter further instead of proposing a
> solution, but I thought it was worth mentioning...

Well, it's documented this way, because the fnmatch module does it. That
module does not try to guess whether the filesystem is case-sensitive,
but rather tries to behave as native shell would.

However I think that when changing to different matcher, I think the
documentation should change rather than the matcher. IMHO the ignore (or
any other we may introduce) patterns should behave the same way on all

                  				- Jan Hudec `Bulb' <bulb at ucw.cz>

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