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Re: DEP-5: file globbing

On su, 2010-08-15 at 12:48 -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Uh, kind of.  It's always *possible* to do that, but that can turn into a
> more complex way of expressing which files are involved in an exception
> with overrides.  Consider:
> Files: *
> License: BSD
> Files: extra/* !extra/foo.[ch]
> License: GPL
> Without an exclusion syntax, you now have to reiterate the Files: * stanza
> in an additional specific stanza for Files: extra/foo.[ch].  I don't know
> if the additional complexity is worth it, but it does address a problem.

When I did the experimental conversion of the kdebase-workspace
debian/copyright file to DEP-5, I ran into this several times. It would,
I think, be worthwhile to have an exclusion pattern for Files.

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