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First pass opinion: When you have both --file-pattern and --dir-pattern, --pattern is redundant.

So, make --pattern & ( --file-pattern &| --dir-pattern ) mutually exclusive.

Existing code using --pattern continues to work as is.

New code can choose to stick with the old -- subject to the caveat of the known bug -- or switch to using the new mechanism.

Existing code continues to work; new code can choose to works better.

Potentially; pre-deprecate --pattern. That is, warn that it will(may) go away at some point in the future.


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In reply to Re: Seeking your opinions on proposed patch to File::Util by BrowserUk
in thread Seeking your opinions on proposed patch to File::Util by Tommy

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