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Re: Footprint filter match behavior


HI Chris,

That sounds reasonable. A match pattern like "R_*" looks like a
globbing pattern, and I'd expect globbing patterns to act like that in
general. It's how most bash works, for a start, as well as things like

I imagine that most footprints with a pattern like "R_*" intended it
to be match-at-front anyway.



On Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 11:57 PM, Chris Pavlina <pavlina.chris@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> Currently, the footprint filter strings in a component match a footprint
> if they occur *anywhere* in the footprint's name. This leads to some
> possibly unintentional matches - for example, "R" has a filter "R_*",
> which matches literally every footprint with R_ somewhere in its name.
> This is quite a lot of footprints that are NOT resistors.
> What if I changed this to require matching at the beginning of the
> string? A filter meant to match anywhere in the string could be written
> "*R_*" instead. This should significantly reduce the number of false
> positive matches.
> --
> Chris
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