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Re: PATCH: 3.1.5 - (Sven) Case-insensitive globbing
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- From: Jarkko Hietaniemi <jhi@xxxxxx>
- To: "Zefram" <zefram@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: PATCH: 3.1.5 - (Sven) Case-insensitive globbing
- Date: Tue, 3 Nov 1998 21:14:12 +0200 (EET)
- Cc: jhi@xxxxxxxxx (Jarkko Hietaniemi), b.stephens@xxxxxxxxx, wischnow@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, zsh-workers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- In-reply-to: <199811031854.SAA26578@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Organization: IKI ry, Finland
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- Reply-to: jhi@xxxxxx
> Jarkko Hietaniemi wrote:
> >I am implementing the library under the Artistic License (available
> >from the Perl distribution) so there should be no trouble including it
> >into zsh, right?
> The Artistic License restricts the right to redistribute modified versions
> more than the zsh license does. Perl itself is actually released under
> two licenses simultaneously, the Artistic License and the GPL; the GPL
> gives total permission to redistribute modified versions, as does the
> zsh license. I would not be happy with part of the zsh distribution
> having the more restrictive conditions of the Artistic License.
That's not an actual problem. I have no problems releasing it almost
under any free-ish license EXCEPT the GPL. I don't like that one.
> I'm concerned about how it would be integrated into zsh's globbing code.
> I doubt that we can actually use an external library for fuzzy matching,
> at least in the cases where the glob pattern contains more than just
> literal text. But others here should be able to give a more definitive
> opinion on this.
Whatever. I will implement mine as a generic library. Do what you will.
> >The feature: "union directories" aka "multiple working directories"
> >aka "virtual directories".
> That's an OS issue. The shell really mustn't fiddle with the semantics of
> the filesystem. Not to mention that it *will* get people into trouble --
I would say the proposed case-blind option is very much fiddling with
the semantics of the filesystem.
> no one will expect "rm *" to affect more than one directory.
I don't remember anyone saying this new option would be the default.
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