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Re: zstyle: "more specific" patterns and *-components

dana wrote on Tue, 28 Apr 2020 19:30 +00:00:
> On 28 Apr 2020, at 14:06, Daniel Shahaf <d.s@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I don't immediately see the rationale behind your proposed scoring.  The
> > two patterns you mention, «:foo» and «:foo:*», don't seem parallel to
> > each other, since there's no possible context that can be matched by
> > both of them.
> Well, the example i gave was :foo: vs :foo:*, not :foo vs :foo:*.

Ah, sorry.

My guess for why * is weighted zero is what Mikael said.  Note that
«:foo:» is scored as 3 constant strings ("" "foo" ""), so it outscores
«:foo:*» and would do so even if the pattern «*» weren't special cased
compared to other patterns.

> But you're right, anyway. I was too focussed on my issue with the * patterns
> to see the much simpler and more general fix re: the number of components.
> Just looking at it, i think what you're suggesting addresses everything, ty




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