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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: {arch} directory

From: Robert Anderson
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: {arch} directory
Date: 26 Sep 2003 22:25:27 -0700

On Fri, 2003-09-26 at 21:55, Dustin Sallings wrote:
> On Friday, Sep 26, 2003, at 21:26 US/Pacific, Mark A. Flacy wrote:
> > The only justification that you've given is that you don't like it.  I
> > don't care that you don't like it.
>       Perhaps that's all you've read, but it's certainly not all I've 
> written.
>       I've talked about how it affects globbing when working in a source 
> tree using tools the way I typically do.  I feel that if a tool makes 
> you change the way you work significantly, then it should have a good 
> reason to do so.
>       For example, I use ctags.  One of the projects I imported has a bunch 
> of .c files in the top level directory, and a few in subdirectories.  
> ``ctags -R .'' works fine in CVS.  I'm fine with modifying that to be 
> ``ctags -R *'' since it's roughly about the same to type.  In order to 
> do this with the {arch} directory, I need to do something like ``ctags 
> -R [A-z0-9]*''  Or ``tla inventory --files | ctags -L -''

Note that the presence of pristine trees is orthogonal to the name

That being said, what version of ctags are you referring to?  I'm pretty
sure it's not GNU ctags; your expressions don't "work" in any reasonable
sense, nor is there a "-L" option.  But I have a comment, depending on
what you're trying to do with those expressions.


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