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From: Phillip Wood <phillip.wood123@gmail.com>
To: Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>,
	Alban Gruin <alban.gruin@gmail.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org, Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v8 05/14] merge-index: add a new way to invoke `git-merge-one-file'
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2022 14:14:03 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <0e1be1b9-0a69-0531-8b2c-0f0f618925b7@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <o759r3qn-nqn9-oq22-p90o-2nrn24085n80@tzk.qr>

On 09/08/2022 22:36, Johannes Schindelin wrote:
> Hi Alban,
> 
> On Tue, 9 Aug 2022, Alban Gruin wrote:
> 
>> Since `git-merge-one-file' will be rewritten and libified, there may be
>> cases where there is no executable named this way (ie. when git is
>> compiled with `SKIP_DASHED_BUILT_INS' enabled).  This adds a new way to
>> invoke this particular program even if it does not exist, by passing
>> `--use=merge-one-file' to merge-index.  For now, it still forks.
> 
> I read up about Stolee's and Phillip's suggestion,

I thought I was in favor of special casing git-merge-one-file. Stolee 
seems to have been worried about someone passing "git merge-one-file" 
but I think we only accept a program name and not a program plus 
arguments so that shouldn't be a problem.

> and about Junio chiming
> in, but I have to point out that all the objections against special-casing
> `!strcmp(pgm, "git-merge-one-file`") share one fundamental flaw: they fail
> to acknowledge that we will _have_ to special-case this value once we turn
> `merge-one-file` into a built-in.
> 
> And the reason is: there might be scripts out there that expect `git
> merge-index git-merge-one-file [...]` to continue to work even when
> building Git with `SKIP_DASHED_BUILT_INS`.
> 
> In light of that, I would like to point out that we really _must_ revert
> to `if (!strcmp(pgm, "git-merge-one-file"))`, ie. to what v6 did (see
> https://lore.kernel.org/git/20201124115315.13311-7-alban.gruin@gmail.com/).
> 
> And since we must do that anyway, I do not see any need for the `--use`
> option at all, it just complicates the usage and does not really provide
> any benefit that I can see.
> 
> On the upside: skipping the `--use` option will dramatically simplify this
> patch.

I'd be happy to see the '--use' option dropped as well.

Thanks for continuing to work on this Alban, I'm sorry I've not had time 
to look at it properly since v1, I'll try and take a good look at this 
version.

Best Wishes

Phillip

> Sorry for not catching this earlier.
> 
>> diff --git a/Documentation/git-merge-index.txt b/Documentation/git-merge-index.txt
>> [...]
>> @@ -44,8 +44,9 @@ code.
>>   Typically this is run with a script calling Git's imitation of
>>   the 'merge' command from the RCS package.
>>
>> -A sample script called 'git merge-one-file' is included in the
>> -distribution.
>> +A sample script called 'git merge-one-file' used to be included in the
>> +distribution. This program must now be called with
>> +'--use=merge-one-file'.
> 
> It probably makes more sense to just drop this paragraph because we will
> no longer provide that sample script.
> 
> Thanks,
> Dscho


  reply	other threads:[~2022-08-10 13:14 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 193+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-06-25 12:19 [RFC PATCH v1 00/17] Rewrite the remaining merge strategies from shell to C Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 01/17] t6027: modernise tests Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 02/17] merge-one-file: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 14:55   ` Chris Torek
2020-06-25 15:16   ` Phillip Wood
2020-06-25 18:17     ` Phillip Wood
2020-06-26 14:33       ` Phillip Wood
2020-07-12 11:22     ` Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 03/17] merge-one-file: remove calls to external processes Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 04/17] merge-one-file: use error() instead of fprintf(stderr, ...) Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 05/17] merge-one-file: libify merge_one_file() Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 06/17] merge-index: libify merge_one_path() and merge_all() Alban Gruin
2020-06-26 10:13   ` Phillip Wood
2020-06-26 14:32     ` Phillip Wood
2020-07-12 11:36     ` Alban Gruin
2020-07-12 18:02       ` Phillip Wood
2020-07-12 20:10         ` Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 07/17] merge-resolve: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 08/17] merge-resolve: remove calls to external processes Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 09/17] merge-resolve: libify merge_resolve() Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 10/17] merge-recursive: move better_branch_name() to merge.c Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 11/17] merge-octopus: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 12/17] merge-octopus: remove calls to external processes Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 13/17] merge-octopus: libify merge_octopus() Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 14/17] merge: use the "resolve" strategy without forking Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 15/17] merge: use the "octopus" " Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 16/17] sequencer: use the "resolve" " Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 16:11   ` Phillip Wood
2020-07-12 11:27     ` Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 17/17] sequencer: use the "octopus" merge " Alban Gruin
2020-09-01 10:56 ` [PATCH v2 00/11] Rewrite the remaining merge strategies from shell to C Alban Gruin
2020-09-01 10:56   ` [PATCH v2 01/11] t6027: modernise tests Alban Gruin
2020-09-01 10:56   ` [PATCH v2 02/11] merge-one-file: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-09-01 21:06     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-02 14:50       ` Alban Gruin
2020-09-01 10:56   ` [PATCH v2 03/11] merge-index: libify merge_one_path() and merge_all() Alban Gruin
2020-09-01 21:11     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-02 15:37       ` Alban Gruin
2020-09-01 10:56   ` [PATCH v2 04/11] merge-index: don't fork if the requested program is `git-merge-one-file' Alban Gruin
2020-09-01 10:56   ` [PATCH v2 05/11] merge-resolve: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-09-01 10:57   ` [PATCH v2 06/11] merge-recursive: move better_branch_name() to merge.c Alban Gruin
2020-09-01 10:57   ` [PATCH v2 07/11] merge-octopus: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-09-01 10:57   ` [PATCH v2 08/11] merge: use the "resolve" strategy without forking Alban Gruin
2020-09-01 10:57   ` [PATCH v2 09/11] merge: use the "octopus" " Alban Gruin
2020-09-01 10:57   ` [PATCH v2 10/11] sequencer: use the "resolve" " Alban Gruin
2020-09-01 10:57   ` [PATCH v2 11/11] sequencer: use the "octopus" merge " Alban Gruin
2020-10-05 12:26   ` [PATCH v3 00/11] Rewrite the remaining merge strategies from shell to C Alban Gruin
2020-10-05 12:26     ` [PATCH v3 01/11] t6027: modernise tests Alban Gruin
2020-10-06 20:50       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-05 12:26     ` [PATCH v3 02/11] merge-one-file: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-10-06 22:01       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-21 19:47         ` Alban Gruin
2020-10-21 20:28           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-21 21:20             ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-21 20:30           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-05 12:26     ` [PATCH v3 03/11] merge-index: libify merge_one_path() and merge_all() Alban Gruin
2020-10-09  4:48       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-06 19:53         ` Alban Gruin
2020-10-05 12:26     ` [PATCH v3 04/11] merge-index: don't fork if the requested program is `git-merge-one-file' Alban Gruin
2020-10-16 19:07       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-05 12:26     ` [PATCH v3 05/11] merge-resolve: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-10-16 19:19       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-06 19:53         ` Alban Gruin
2020-10-05 12:26     ` [PATCH v3 06/11] merge-recursive: move better_branch_name() to merge.c Alban Gruin
2020-10-05 12:26     ` [PATCH v3 07/11] merge-octopus: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-10-05 12:26     ` [PATCH v3 08/11] merge: use the "resolve" strategy without forking Alban Gruin
2020-10-05 12:26     ` [PATCH v3 09/11] merge: use the "octopus" " Alban Gruin
2020-10-05 12:26     ` [PATCH v3 10/11] sequencer: use the "resolve" " Alban Gruin
2020-10-05 12:26     ` [PATCH v3 11/11] sequencer: use the "octopus" merge " Alban Gruin
2020-10-07  6:57     ` [PATCH v3 00/11] Rewrite the remaining merge strategies from shell to C Johannes Schindelin
2020-11-13 11:04     ` [PATCH v4 00/12] " Alban Gruin
2020-11-13 11:04       ` [PATCH v4 01/12] t6027: modernise tests Alban Gruin
2020-11-13 11:04       ` [PATCH v4 02/12] update-index: move add_cacheinfo() to read-cache.c Alban Gruin
2020-11-13 11:04       ` [PATCH v4 03/12] merge-one-file: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-11-13 11:04       ` [PATCH v4 04/12] merge-index: libify merge_one_path() and merge_all() Alban Gruin
2020-11-13 11:04       ` [PATCH v4 05/12] merge-index: don't fork if the requested program is `git-merge-one-file' Alban Gruin
2020-11-13 11:04       ` [PATCH v4 06/12] merge-resolve: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-11-13 11:04       ` [PATCH v4 07/12] merge-recursive: move better_branch_name() to merge.c Alban Gruin
2020-11-13 11:04       ` [PATCH v4 08/12] merge-octopus: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-11-13 11:04       ` [PATCH v4 09/12] merge: use the "resolve" strategy without forking Alban Gruin
2020-11-13 11:04       ` [PATCH v4 10/12] merge: use the "octopus" " Alban Gruin
2020-11-13 11:04       ` [PATCH v4 11/12] sequencer: use the "resolve" " Alban Gruin
2020-11-13 11:04       ` [PATCH v4 12/12] sequencer: use the "octopus" merge " Alban Gruin
2020-11-16 10:21       ` [PATCH v5 00/12] Rewrite the remaining merge strategies from shell to C Alban Gruin
2020-11-16 10:21         ` [PATCH v5 01/12] t6027: modernise tests Alban Gruin
2020-11-16 10:21         ` [PATCH v5 02/12] update-index: move add_cacheinfo() to read-cache.c Alban Gruin
2020-11-16 10:21         ` [PATCH v5 03/12] merge-one-file: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-11-16 10:21         ` [PATCH v5 04/12] merge-index: libify merge_one_path() and merge_all() Alban Gruin
2020-11-16 10:21         ` [PATCH v5 05/12] merge-index: don't fork if the requested program is `git-merge-one-file' Alban Gruin
2020-11-16 10:21         ` [PATCH v5 06/12] merge-resolve: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-11-16 10:21         ` [PATCH v5 07/12] merge-recursive: move better_branch_name() to merge.c Alban Gruin
2020-11-16 10:21         ` [PATCH v5 08/12] merge-octopus: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-11-16 10:21         ` [PATCH v5 09/12] merge: use the "resolve" strategy without forking Alban Gruin
2020-11-16 10:21         ` [PATCH v5 10/12] merge: use the "octopus" " Alban Gruin
2020-11-16 10:21         ` [PATCH v5 11/12] sequencer: use the "resolve" " Alban Gruin
2020-11-16 10:21         ` [PATCH v5 12/12] sequencer: use the "octopus" merge " Alban Gruin
2020-11-24 11:53         ` [PATCH v6 00/13] Rewrite the remaining merge strategies from shell to C Alban Gruin
2020-11-24 11:53           ` [PATCH v6 01/13] t6407: modernise tests Alban Gruin
2020-11-24 11:53           ` [PATCH v6 02/13] t6060: modify multiple files to expose a possible issue with merge-index Alban Gruin
2020-11-24 11:53           ` [PATCH v6 03/13] update-index: move add_cacheinfo() to read-cache.c Alban Gruin
2020-12-22 20:54             ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-24 11:53           ` [PATCH v6 04/13] merge-one-file: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-12-22 21:36             ` Junio C Hamano
2021-01-03 22:41               ` Alban Gruin
2021-01-08  6:54                 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-24 11:53           ` [PATCH v6 05/13] merge-index: libify merge_one_path() and merge_all() Alban Gruin
2021-01-05 15:59             ` Derrick Stolee
2021-01-05 23:20               ` Alban Gruin
2020-11-24 11:53           ` [PATCH v6 06/13] merge-index: don't fork if the requested program is `git-merge-one-file' Alban Gruin
2021-01-05 16:11             ` Derrick Stolee
2021-01-05 17:35               ` Martin Ågren
2021-01-05 23:20                 ` Alban Gruin
2021-01-05 23:20               ` Alban Gruin
2021-01-06  2:04                 ` Junio C Hamano
2021-01-10 17:15                   ` Alban Gruin
2021-01-10 20:51                     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-03-08 20:32                       ` Alban Gruin
2020-11-24 11:53           ` [PATCH v6 07/13] merge-resolve: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-11-24 11:53           ` [PATCH v6 08/13] merge-recursive: move better_branch_name() to merge.c Alban Gruin
2021-01-05 16:19             ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-24 11:53           ` [PATCH v6 09/13] merge-octopus: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2021-01-05 16:40             ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-24 11:53           ` [PATCH v6 10/13] merge: use the "resolve" strategy without forking Alban Gruin
2021-01-05 16:45             ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-24 11:53           ` [PATCH v6 11/13] merge: use the "octopus" " Alban Gruin
2020-11-24 11:53           ` [PATCH v6 12/13] sequencer: use the "resolve" " Alban Gruin
2020-11-24 11:53           ` [PATCH v6 13/13] sequencer: use the "octopus" merge " Alban Gruin
2020-11-24 19:34           ` [PATCH v6 00/13] Rewrite the remaining merge strategies from shell to C SZEDER Gábor
2021-01-05 16:50           ` Derrick Stolee
2021-03-17 20:49           ` [PATCH v7 00/15] " Alban Gruin
2021-03-17 20:49             ` [PATCH v7 01/15] t6407: modernise tests Alban Gruin
2021-03-17 20:49             ` [PATCH v7 02/15] t6060: modify multiple files to expose a possible issue with merge-index Alban Gruin
2021-03-17 20:49             ` [PATCH v7 03/15] t6060: add tests for removed files Alban Gruin
2021-03-22 21:36               ` Johannes Schindelin
2021-03-23 20:43                 ` Alban Gruin
2021-03-17 20:49             ` [PATCH v7 04/15] merge-index: libify merge_one_path() and merge_all() Alban Gruin
2021-03-17 20:49             ` [PATCH v7 05/15] merge-index: drop the index Alban Gruin
2021-03-17 20:49             ` [PATCH v7 06/15] merge-index: add a new way to invoke `git-merge-one-file' Alban Gruin
2021-03-17 20:49             ` [PATCH v7 07/15] update-index: move add_cacheinfo() to read-cache.c Alban Gruin
2021-03-22 21:59               ` Johannes Schindelin
2021-03-23 20:45                 ` Alban Gruin
2021-03-17 20:49             ` [PATCH v7 08/15] merge-one-file: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2021-03-22 22:20               ` Johannes Schindelin
2021-03-23 20:53                 ` Alban Gruin
2021-03-24  9:10                   ` Johannes Schindelin
2021-04-10 14:17                     ` Alban Gruin
2021-03-17 20:49             ` [PATCH v7 09/15] merge-resolve: " Alban Gruin
2021-03-23 22:21               ` Johannes Schindelin
2021-04-10 14:17                 ` Alban Gruin
2021-03-17 20:49             ` [PATCH v7 10/15] merge-recursive: move better_branch_name() to merge.c Alban Gruin
2021-03-17 20:49             ` [PATCH v7 11/15] merge-octopus: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2021-03-23 23:58               ` Johannes Schindelin
2021-03-17 20:49             ` [PATCH v7 12/15] merge: use the "resolve" strategy without forking Alban Gruin
2021-03-17 20:49             ` [PATCH v7 13/15] merge: use the "octopus" " Alban Gruin
2021-03-17 20:49             ` [PATCH v7 14/15] sequencer: use the "resolve" " Alban Gruin
2021-03-17 20:49             ` [PATCH v7 15/15] sequencer: use the "octopus" merge " Alban Gruin
2022-08-09 18:54             ` [PATCH v8 00/14] Rewrite the remaining merge strategies from shell to C Alban Gruin
2022-08-09 18:54               ` [PATCH v8 01/14] t6060: modify multiple files to expose a possible issue with merge-index Alban Gruin
2022-08-09 18:54               ` [PATCH v8 02/14] t6060: add tests for removed files Alban Gruin
2022-08-09 18:54               ` [PATCH v8 03/14] merge-index: libify merge_one_path() and merge_all() Alban Gruin
2022-08-17  2:10                 ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2022-08-09 18:54               ` [PATCH v8 04/14] merge-index: drop the index Alban Gruin
2022-08-09 18:54               ` [PATCH v8 05/14] merge-index: add a new way to invoke `git-merge-one-file' Alban Gruin
2022-08-09 21:36                 ` Johannes Schindelin
2022-08-10 13:14                   ` Phillip Wood [this message]
2022-08-09 18:54               ` [PATCH v8 06/14] update-index: move add_cacheinfo() to read-cache.c Alban Gruin
2022-08-09 18:54               ` [PATCH v8 07/14] merge-one-file: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2022-08-09 22:01                 ` Johannes Schindelin
2022-08-09 18:54               ` [PATCH v8 08/14] merge-resolve: " Alban Gruin
2022-08-10 15:03                 ` Phillip Wood
2022-08-10 21:20                   ` Junio C Hamano
2022-08-16 12:09                     ` Johannes Schindelin
2022-08-16 19:36                       ` Junio C Hamano
2022-08-17  9:42                         ` Johannes Schindelin
2022-08-17 19:06                           ` Elijah Newren
2022-08-17 19:18                             ` Junio C Hamano
2022-08-18 14:24                               ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2022-08-18 17:32                                 ` Junio C Hamano
2022-08-19  1:43                                 ` Elijah Newren
2022-08-19  2:45                                   ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2022-08-19  4:27                                     ` Elijah Newren
2022-08-17 19:12                           ` Junio C Hamano
2022-08-16 12:17                   ` Johannes Schindelin
2022-08-16 14:02                     ` Phillip Wood
2022-08-17  2:16                 ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2022-08-18 14:43                 ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2022-08-09 18:54               ` [PATCH v8 09/14] merge-recursive: move better_branch_name() to merge.c Alban Gruin
2022-08-09 18:54               ` [PATCH v8 10/14] merge-octopus: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2022-08-09 18:54               ` [PATCH v8 11/14] merge: use the "resolve" strategy without forking Alban Gruin
2022-08-13 16:18                 ` Junio C Hamano
2022-08-09 18:54               ` [PATCH v8 12/14] merge: use the "octopus" " Alban Gruin
2022-08-09 18:54               ` [PATCH v8 13/14] sequencer: use the "resolve" " Alban Gruin
2022-08-09 18:54               ` [PATCH v8 14/14] sequencer: use the "octopus" " Alban Gruin

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