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Re: [Monotone-devel] Suggestion: Use wildcards for specifying collection

From: Nathaniel Smith
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] Suggestion: Use wildcards for specifying collections
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 04:35:11 -0700
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On Fri, Apr 15, 2005 at 12:23:35PM +0200, Jon Bright wrote:
> Nathaniel Smith wrote:
> >
> >I think if we did that it would be as a UI trick only, and convert to
> >some preferred form internally.  Netsync itself should only support
> >one (and I guess if we wanted to support regexes at all, that one had
> >better be regex, since they're way more expressive than globs...)
> Assuming netsync should support either, that sounds right.  But should 
> netsync support either?  Do I trust the remote host enough to do the 
> regexp expansion for me, or would it be better that the remote host 
> tells me what I can get, branch-wise, I do my own regexping to work out 
> what I want, and ask for that?  It's a minor point, but I remember 
> similar questions coming up with regard to scp/sftp.

Can you elaborate on these scp/sftp issues?  I'm not quite following
why I should be nervous about letting the other side run regexp
matching on my behalf.

-- Nathaniel

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