Clive D.W. Feather
clive at demon.net
Tue Nov 14 10:58:15 PST 2000
Tim Roberts said:
> I definately should have thought before I wrote. You are correct in
> pointing out my inconsistency and misunderstanding. However, I'm still
> confused at what 'rightmost wins' means - does it mean specifically the
> rightmost element or that the components are evaluated from right to left
> with the first match 'winning'?
I documented it as:
* test the string against each component and note which match;
* if none match, the string does not match the wildmat;
* if the rightmost component that matches is prefixed with an exclamation
mark, the string does not match the wildmat;
* otherwise the string matches the wildmat.
which matches your latter statement (which is simpler, in fact).
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