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#45 Request --exclude like ctags

Grant Mills

I use cscope & ctags with VIM. I have started working with larger source trees and would like to exclude patterns, just like I can with ctags.

Ideally, I would think it is acceptable to simply port the functionality from ctags but there may be reasons that's not possible.

I'd be willing to volunteer for this if other saw benefit to it.


  • Hans-Bernhard Broeker

    I don't see the need for a new option. Whatever you want to achieve using --exclude can already be achieved using 'find' to create a cscope.files list.

    There is a fundamental principle governing the design of Unix tools: one job <--> one tool. Creating lists of files to do something with is one job. The tool that does it is 'find'. cscope's -R is already a violation of that principle. No need to exent that given there's already a much more powerful option available.

  • Hans-Bernhard Broeker

    • assigned_to: nobody --> broeker
    • status: open --> open-rejected
  • Hans-Bernhard Broeker

    • status: open-rejected --> closed-rejected