[PATCH] xfree86: Allow InputClass entries to specify match type

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Mon Dec 6 05:47:02 PST 2010

On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 9:29 PM, Peter Hutterer <peter.hutterer at who-t.net> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 02, 2010 at 06:19:15AM -0800, Dan Nicholson wrote:
>> The InputClass Match* entries are currently hardwired to offer a certain
>> variant of comparison for matching. For example, the MatchProduct entry
>> uses substring match. Add a second optional argument to the entry to
>> allow the match type to be specified.
>>       MatchProduct "foo*" "pattern"
>> The available match types are "string", "istring", "substring",
>> "isubstring", "path" and "pattern". See xorg.conf(5) for more details.
>> If no type is supplied, the previous default is used.
> I wonder if it is possible to support sed- or grep-like matching instead of
> adding match types like this?
> something like?
>    MatchProduct "s/pattern/i"

Thanks for taking a look at this.

That would work, but it wouldn't offer the same flexibility. You'd
basically get the default or an unusual regex. I personally think it's
cleaner to specify the type (if you want), but I realize this is sort
stretching it as a feature.

One of the things I intended to do was add a regex matcher. E.g.,

    MatchProduct "TheMouse[123]" "regex"

I can work on that now if it makes this patch seem more useful.


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