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From Joshua Slive <jos...@slive.ca>
Subject Re: [Patch] Be more selective on includes
Date Thu, 21 Nov 2002 02:19:12 GMT

On Thu, 21 Nov 2002, André Malo wrote:

> * Thom May wrote:
>
> > This is in response to a debian bug request; basically it just tightens up
> > the list of allowed characters, so we don't include .dotfiles and backups
> > etc.
> > Thoughts?
>
> hmm. I don't like it. The most can easily be done with normal wildcard
> matching. If your patch is applied and I have filenames (already), that
> don't match the hardcoded (!) rules, I'm lost.

Right.  People should be using
Include conf/*.conf

The docs now explicitly discourage the use of directory includes to avoid
exactly this problem.

Joshua.


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