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RE: Alias modules - exclusion directory bug


From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: Alias modules - exclusion directory bug
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 17:28:03 -0500

address@hidden wrote:
> Matt Butt writes:
> > 
> > The exclusion of !MyModule/as
> > also excludes the MyModule/asp directory.  I assume this is a bug as
> > this behaviour is not mentioned in the manual and there is 
> no way I can
> > find of making this work as expected.
> 
> It was apparently a deliberate design decision since matching a prefix
> is more complicated than matching an entire string.  As far as I can
> tell, it has always worked that way.
I'm assuming that the original implementors took the simplest approach,
which would suggest to me that the exclusion should work as Matt expects,
i.e. only exclude the as subdirectory, not as* . Am I missing something
here?

-- 
Jim Hyslop 
Senior Software Designer 
Leitch Technology International Inc. (<http://www.leitch.com/>) 
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal (<http://www.cuj.com/experts>) 





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