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Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 03:17:27 +0400
From: Glauber Costa <>
To: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] implement glibc's glob_pattern_p

On Sun, Jul 20, 2014 at 12:11 AM, Rich Felker <> wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 01:12:55PM +0400, Glauber Costa wrote:
> > Currently, glob is implemented but glob_pattern_p is not. This function
> > can trivially be implemented with existing glob machinery, since all it
> > does is to tell whether or not the string contains special symbols. This
> > is basically the same logic as is_literal, but with inverted return
> value.
> >
> > The value of the "quote" parameter should also be inverted, since the man
> > page states that when the quote parameter is *non*-zero, then backslashes
> > are ignored. is_literal ignores them when useesc is *zero*.
> I don't where this function would meet any of the criteria for
> exclusion, and so it looks like a candidate to add. Are there many
> programs that need it? What is the motivation for adding it?
> I found this missing symbol while running the rpm binary. I would not say
there are many programs using it.
It's the first time I hit it.

> BTW thanks for making the patch clean and using weak_alias right.

My pleasure.

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