[MERGE] internal glob expansion for all commands on win32 and for invocations from the test suite

Aaron Bentley aaron.bentley at utoronto.ca
Wed Aug 8 22:39:31 BST 2007

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Kuno Meyer wrote:
> On 08.08.2007 20:16, Aaron Bentley wrote:
>> Aaron Bentley has voted resubmit.
>> Status is now: Resubmit
>> Comment:
>> Doing this based on variable name is too magic for my taste.  I
>> suggest we add a new marker that causes glob expansion to happen, and
>> also imply that multiple arguments would be converted into a list.  If
>> it was, say '#', we would change 'file*' to 'file#' everywhere it is
>> used.
> Done.
> In order to 'convince' ;-) plugin authors to switch their argument
> types, I added a warning message if a command defines "file*" in the
> takes_argument member. Otherwise, I fear, most of the plugins won't get
> adapted.

I don't think we will be able to merge it with this warning intact.  I
think you are underestimating the number of people who are not plugin
authors who would be affected.

> Please note that (as I stated in my initial post) I never ran the test
> suite under Linux, especially ("bzr selftest wildcard Win32Utils").

Yeah.  It breaks.  Log attached.

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