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Description geofjamg 2013-01-16 21:47:36 UTC
Is there any reason not relying on a standard regex (very easy to implement with String.matches) instead of a custom matching system?
Comment 1 ScottKurz 2013-01-16 22:39:29 UTC
The current behavior is a form of globbing, so it's not as if it's uniquely custom to JSR 352. Glob patterns seem simpler to work with for simple cases E.g. A*B instead of A.*B so if you're not expecting JSL authors to take full advantage of regex(s), then I can see an advantage with globbing. I'd actually originally suggest we be explicit that there would be no backslash escaping, which isn't in the spec. Wikipedia has a nice breakdown of different globbing patterns: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glob_%28programming and does show that there isn't a single, standard "glob" behavior.
Comment 2 cvignola 2013-01-17 14:40:44 UTC
We're sticking with the globbing approach.