[pmwiki-users] '!' in pagelists [Re: Indexing categories and links (suspended)]

Simon nzskiwi at gmail.com
Sun Mar 7 11:39:32 CST 2010

While I haven't looked at the code, I have been a member of the community
for a while.
In that time the use of "!" as a negation character was never mentioned. It
has without exception been "-".

I agree that this change ought to be reverted.

This will then solve the downstream problems.


On 8 March 2010 00:36, Rogutės Sparnuotos <rogutes at googlemail.com> wrote:

> The possibility to use '!' as a negation character is a new feature.
> It was added in 2.2.7 (2009-11-08).
> I think it should be removed, and the hyphen should stay as the only
> negation character, as having two 'intuitive' negation characters is
> counterintuitive. And, quite possibly, category markup was designed as
> [[!Name]], because the exclamation mark wasn't used elsewhere at the time.
> 2.2.7 introduced the exclamation mark, because it was mentioned in source
> comments, but not accounted for in the code. Petko asked at the bottom of
> PITS 01149, whether he should enable '!' usage in patterns, or remove it
> from the comment, but nobody answered and he has chosen to enable it.
> PITS 01149: http://pmwiki.org/wiki/PITS/01149
> --
> --  Rogutės Sparnuotos
> P.S.
> If anybody has doubts regarding my statements, try
> (:pagelist group=!PmWiki:)
> in pre PmWiki-2.2.7 and pre PHP-5.3 environment.
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