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From "David P Grove" <>
Subject Re: enhancing scanCode to respect gitignore files
Date Fri, 29 Mar 2019 22:01:49 GMT
Rodric Rabbah <> wrote on 03/26/2019 09:25:33 PM:
> I found some gaps in scanCode --- the tool we use for checking repository
> conformance for things like headers, white space related formatting, etc.
> --- and how exclusions are implemented. I posit there's a desire to allow
> scanCode to process existing .gitignore files, and more over to treat the
> exclusion section of the scanCode config in the same way as git ignore
> files (wild cards don't current work and file-based matching is too


> The implementation would require an added dependence for the matching
> library (pip install pathspec). I can look into compiling scanCode into a
> self container binary which would mean we should also create a release
> scanCode itself.

No strong opinion here.  Am I understanding correctly that we'd need to go
change the .travis.yaml files for pretty much every openwhisk repo to do
the `pip install pathspec` as part of its install phase?


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