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Re: CVS directories in completion-ignored-extensions

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: CVS directories in completion-ignored-extensions
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 20:34:07 -0500
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On Tue, Dec 30, 2003 at 07:08:33PM -0600, Luc Teirlinck wrote:
>  In that case, why not keep it simple and just
> remove "CVS/" from `completion-ignored-extensions'?  Trying to exclude
> a three letter name from completion does not seem to be worth any trouble.

Because then it would Very Annoying -- CVS subdirs are _very common_, and
interfere with some comon filenames (notably, ChangeLog).
Directory/filenames _ending_ in CVS, on the other hand, seem quite rare.

So sure, without a better mechanism, there will be some annoying side-effects
in completion, but let's program for the common case, and _keep_ CVS in

Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it
has to be us.  -- Jerry Garcia

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