|"Kuiper, Arnout" <Arnout.Kuiper@nl.origin-it.com>
on 31/01/2000 at 20:17
I know it's a bit strange, but with only '*' and '?' you cannot match
whole directory trees, which is needed for Ant.
Users want to include/exclude parts of a directory tree in jar, javac, etc.
Therefore the strange '**' addition.
BTW1: You are not forced to use them. You can always stick to the old
BTW2: This will be thoroughly documented in the manual, so the users are not
on their own.
BTW3: It's not that difficult as it seems (Using '**' for directories is
actually the same as using '*' for characters, in file pattern).
BTW4: The default exclusions of the DesirableFilter are now used by default,
so there is no need to include them (unless you turn them off;-)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Petheram [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: maandag 31 januari 2000 9:22
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Any objections against advanced directory scanning?
> Why is there this strange '**/*~' syntax?
> Using different syntax is asking for problems from users.
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