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Re: [PATCH v1 1/2] refs: extract function to normalize partial refs




On 11/06/2017 02:23 AM, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Michael Haggerty <mhagger@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> 
>> [1] I say "almost entirely" because putting them in one function means
>> that only `pattern` needs to be scanned for glob characters. But that is
>> an unimportant detail.
> 
> That could actually be an important detail, in that even if prefix
> has wildcard, we'd still append the trailing "/*" as long as the
> pattern does not, right?

That's correct, but I was assuming that the prefix would always be a
hard-coded string like "refs/tags/" or maybe "refs/". (That is the case
now.) It doesn't seem very useful to use a prefix like "refs/*/".

Michael