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Re: [PATCH v4 0/6] gitignore: Clean up most of the gitignore mess

From: Daniel Kiper
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 0/6] gitignore: Clean up most of the gitignore mess
Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 16:31:42 +0200
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)

On Thu, May 07, 2020 at 11:33:14PM +0200, Hans Ulrich Niedermann wrote:
> This cleans up most of the gitignore mess according to Daniel Kiper's
> suggestions:
>   1. Consistently add leading slash to all patterns matching relative
>      to .gitignore
>   2. Group patterns matching everywhere in the subtree and patterns
>      matching relative to .gitignore
>   3. Sort both pattern groups alphabetically
>   4. Add trailing slashes to patterns matching directories
>   5. Add leading slash where it has been forgotten
>   6. Add a few patterns matching files which have been forgotten
> Some of the remaining non-slash patterns (i.e. those matching anywhere
> in the directory tree) might work with a leading slash, but I could
> not research all of them (especially for old code and optionally built
> files), so I have left those for now.
> This is a revised version v4 of the older patchset v3 which achieves
> the very same resulting tree, but without first introducing and then
> fixing a wrong sorting order for the ".deps*/" patterns.

LGTM, I will take this patchset this week.


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