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From "Mark H. Wood" <mw...@IUPUI.Edu>
Subject Re: Match syntax?
Date Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:38:00 GMT
On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 07:12:37PM +0100, Robert Scholte wrote:
> These patterns were introduced with Ant.

Well, glob matching goes back at least as far as Unix v1

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glob_%28programming%29

Ant improved on this by adding the double-asterisk that matches any
depth of hierarchy levels (treating a level as an atom, not a string).

They're clearly not REs:  "*.something" viewed as an RE begins with a
quantifier which has nothing to quantify.

-- 
Mark H. Wood, Lead System Programmer   mwood@IUPUI.Edu
I don't do "doorbusters".

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