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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:04:44 +0100
From: Mark Wielaard <mark@...mp.org>
To: Florian Weimer <fweimer@...hat.com>, Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org>
Cc: elfutils-devel@...rceware.org, musl@...ts.openwall.com, 
	√Črico Rolim
	 <erico.erc@...il.com>, Max Rees <maxcrees@...com>
Subject: Re: Re: [QUESTION] Which fnmatch() functionality does
 elfutils depend on?

On Tue, 2020-10-27 at 10:19 +0100, Florian Weimer via Elfutils-devel
wrote:
> * Rich Felker:
> 
> > As I stated in my other reply, I'm opposed to that because it does not
> > admit implementation with the same (very desirable) big-O properties,
> > and the "extmatch" syntax is not widely known or widely used.
> 
> The syntax comes from ksh and is used in shell scripts.  (bash requires
> the extglob option to enable it, which makes it easy to search for
> instances.)

Right, it is also adopted by zsh and some other shells. The big-O
properties don't really matter in this case because fnmatch is used on
small input strings like file names (or in this case section names).

Cheers,

Mark

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