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Re: Bug#912745: ITP: libregexp-wildcards-perl -- converts wildcard expressions to Perl regular expressions




On Sat, Nov 03, 2018 at 04:25:15PM +0100, Christoph Biedl wrote:
s/joker/wildcard/ ?

Not sure here. Seems in English "joker" is unusual to describe a
wildcard, unlike other languages. If some native English speaker
could comment?

In English, in the context of a deck of cards, Joker and Wildcard
describe the same thing. Although the use of the term wildcard in globs
etc. likely derives from the use in decks of cards, it's so far removed
now that the original meaning doesn't come to mind, and Joker seems out
of place.