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From "Dominique Devienne" <>
Subject RE: RegEx patterns
Date Thu, 04 Nov 2004 22:03:21 GMT
> From: Jeffrey Bacon []
> any ideas on getting regular expression parsing in the patterns Ant
> for things like FileSets?  Is this a planned enhancement and is anyone
> interested in that feature?

Not planned, no. Most people are good with <include>/<exclude> +

If you want to select files based on their names matching a full regex
as opposed to the limited ? and * of <include> and <filename>, write a
<filenameregexp> selector. If you provide test and doc for it, and use
the Regexp impl independent API Ant provides, I see no reason it
wouldn't be accepted. --DD

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