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From "Mukul Kumar Singh (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Assigned] (HDFS-13016) globStatus javadoc refers to glob pattern as "regular expression"
Date Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:18:00 GMT

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Mukul Kumar Singh reassigned HDFS-13016:
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    Assignee: Mukul Kumar Singh

> globStatus javadoc refers to glob pattern as "regular expression"
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-13016
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-13016
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: documentation, hdfs
>            Reporter: Ryanne Dolan
>            Assignee: Mukul Kumar Singh
>            Priority: Trivial
>
> Glob patterns are not regular expressions. Both are well-defined and universally understood
concepts. The term "regular expression" is misapplied here.
> The method name "globStatus" indicates that pathPattern should be a glob, but the javadoc
says pathPattern is a regular expression. The documentation goes on to describe the accepted
format of pathPattern and clearly describes globs.
> The term "regular expression" should not be associated with pathPattern.



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