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From: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
To: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab@gmail.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org, Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>,
	Lars Hjemli <hjemli@gmail.com>,
	Christian Couder <christian.couder@gmail.com>,
	Carlos Rica <jasampler@gmail.com>,
	Samuel Tardieu <sam@rfc1149.net>,
	Tom Grennan <tmgrennan@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 5/8] tag: Implicitly supply --list given the -n option
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:02:51 -0400
Message-ID: <20170320040250.7kb3sc25fjilhsta@sigill.intra.peff.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20170318103256.27141-6-avarab@gmail.com>

On Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 10:32:53AM +0000, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:

> Most of the work for this was done in my preceding "tag: Implicitly
> supply --list given another list-like option", but I've split off this
> patch since it's more contentious. Now invocations these invocations
> will be synonymous:

s/invocations these/these/

>     git tag -n 100
>     git tag -n --list 100
> 
> Whereas before the former would die. This doesn't technically
> introduce any more ambiguity than change to the other list-like
> options, but it does introduce the possibility for more confusion
> since instead of the latter of these dying:
> 
>     git tag -n100
>     git tag -n 100
> 
> It now works entirely differently, i.e. invokes list mode with a
> filter for "100".

I think:

  git tag --list -n 100

is similarly confusing now. It's really the optional-argument thing that
is misleading, though I suppose silently converting the extra argument
into a filter does add an extra helping of confusion (most other
programs would complain "100 is not a rev" or something, but git-tag
just produces no output).

As I said in the other patch, I could take or leave this one for now,
but I think I'd lean towards "leave".

>  Documentation/git-tag.txt |  9 +++++----
>  builtin/tag.c             |  2 +-
>  t/t7004-tag.sh            | 17 ++++++++++++++++-
>  3 files changed, 22 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

The patch itself looks fine.

-Peff

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Thread overview: 49+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-03-18 10:32 [PATCH 0/8] Various changes to the "tag" command Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 10:32 ` [PATCH 1/8] tag: Remove a TODO item from the test suite Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 18:14   ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-18 18:42     ` [PATCH 0/2] doc/SubmittingPatches: A couple of minor improvements Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 18:42     ` [PATCH 1/2] doc/SubmittingPatches: clarify the casing convention for "area: change..." Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 19:04       ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-18 19:16         ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 20:07           ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-18 18:42     ` [PATCH 2/2] doc/SubmittingPatches: show how to get a CLI commit summary Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 19:07       ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-21 14:21         ` [PATCH v2 0/2] A couple of minor improvements Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-21 14:21         ` [PATCH v2 1/2] doc/SubmittingPatches: clarify the casing convention for "area: change..." Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-21 14:21         ` [PATCH v2 2/2] doc/SubmittingPatches: show how to get a CLI commit summary Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-21 15:51           ` SZEDER Gábor
2017-03-21 17:58             ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-21 18:47               ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-21 20:01               ` SZEDER Gábor
2017-03-21 20:13                 ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-19  0:48   ` [PATCH 1/8] tag: Remove a TODO item from the test suite Jakub Narębski
2017-03-19  6:43     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 10:32 ` [PATCH 2/8] tag: Refactor the options handling code to be less bizarro Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 18:35   ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-18 19:13     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 19:27       ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-18 20:00         ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 10:32 ` [PATCH 3/8] tag: Change misleading --list <pattern> documentation Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 18:43   ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-18 19:49     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-20  3:44     ` Jeff King
2017-03-20 15:55       ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-20 17:07         ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-20 16:09       ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-20 16:11         ` Jeff King
2017-03-18 10:32 ` [PATCH 4/8] tag: Implicitly supply --list given another list-like option Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-20  3:55   ` Jeff King
2017-03-20  9:16     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 10:32 ` [PATCH 5/8] tag: Implicitly supply --list given the -n option Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-20  4:02   ` Jeff King [this message]
2017-03-18 10:32 ` [PATCH 6/8] ref-filter: Add --no-contains option to tag/branch/for-each-ref Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-20  4:25   ` Jeff King
2017-03-20  9:32     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-20 19:52       ` Jeff King
2017-03-20 20:04         ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 10:32 ` [PATCH 7/8] tag: Add tests for --with and --without Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 10:32 ` [PATCH 8/8] tag: Change --point-at to default to HEAD Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 18:54   ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-18 19:52     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-20  4:26 ` [PATCH 0/8] Various changes to the "tag" command Jeff King
2017-03-20 15:57   ` Junio C Hamano

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