Mark Thornton mthornton at
Sat Nov 1 03:51:00 PDT 2008

Alan Bateman wrote:
> The API is using this "extensible enum" pattern in places where we 
> expect there will be platform/provider specific extensions. For 
> pattern matching we haven't seen a big need beyond regular expressions 
> and globbing so this is why it wasn't used here. From a
One other possible syntax is "system" i.e. the standard syntax for the 
platform concerned.

Mark Thornton

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