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From: Brandon Williams <bmwill@google.com>
To: Prathamesh Chavan <pc44800@gmail.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org, sbeller@google.com, christian.couder@gmail.com
Subject: Re: [GSoC][PATCH 10/13] submodule foreach: document '$sm_path' instead of '$path'
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:15:20 -0700
Message-ID: <20170725001520.GG92874@google.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20170724203454.13947-11-pc44800@gmail.com>

On 07/25, Prathamesh Chavan wrote:
> As using a variable '$path' may be harmful to users due to
> capitalization issues, see 64394e3ae9 (git-submodule.sh: Don't
> use $path variable in eval_gettext string, 2012-04-17). Adjust
> the documentation to advocate for using $sm_path,  which contains
> the same value. We still make the 'path' variable available and
> document it as a deprecated synonym of 'sm_path'.

I assume then at some point we would want to drop support for 'path' via
a normal deprecation cycle (whatever that might be, 6 months or a year
or more).

> 
> Discussed-with: Ramsay Jones <ramsay@ramsayjones.plus.com>
> Signed-off-by: Stefan Beller <sbeller@google.com>
> Signed-off-by: Prathamesh Chavan <pc44800@gmail.com>
> ---
>  Documentation/git-submodule.txt | 10 ++++++----
>  1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/Documentation/git-submodule.txt b/Documentation/git-submodule.txt
> index ff612001d..a23baef62 100644
> --- a/Documentation/git-submodule.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/git-submodule.txt
> @@ -183,12 +183,14 @@ information too.
>  
>  foreach [--recursive] <command>::
>  	Evaluates an arbitrary shell command in each checked out submodule.
> -	The command has access to the variables $name, $path, $sha1 and
> +	The command has access to the variables $name, $sm_path, $sha1 and
>  	$toplevel:
>  	$name is the name of the relevant submodule section in `.gitmodules`,
> -	$path is the name of the submodule directory relative to the
> -	superproject, $sha1 is the commit as recorded in the superproject,
> -	and $toplevel is the absolute path to the top-level of the superproject.
> +	$sm_path is the path of the submodule as recorded in the superproject,
> +	$sha1 is the commit as recorded in the superproject, and
> +	$toplevel is the absolute path to the top-level of the superproject.
> +	Note that to avoid conflicts with '$PATH' on Windows, the '$path'
> +	variable is now a deprecated synonym of '$sm_path' variable.
>  	Any submodules defined in the superproject but not checked out are
>  	ignored by this command. Unless given `--quiet`, foreach prints the name
>  	of each submodule before evaluating the command.
> -- 
> 2.13.0
> 

-- 
Brandon Williams

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Thread overview: 43+ messages in thread (expand / mbox.gz / Atom feed / [top])
2017-07-24 20:34 [GSoC][PATCH 00/13] Update: Week 10 Prathamesh Chavan
2017-07-24 20:34 ` [GSoC][PATCH 01/13] submodule--helper: introduce get_submodule_displaypath() Prathamesh Chavan
2017-07-24 20:34 ` [GSoC][PATCH 02/13] submodule--helper: introduce for_each_submodule_list() Prathamesh Chavan
2017-07-24 20:34 ` [GSoC][PATCH 03/13] submodule: port set_name_rev() from shell to C Prathamesh Chavan
2017-07-24 20:54   ` Brandon Williams
2017-07-24 20:34 ` [GSoC][PATCH 04/13] submodule: port submodule subcommand 'status' " Prathamesh Chavan
2017-07-24 21:30   ` Brandon Williams
2017-07-24 20:34 ` [GSoC][PATCH 05/13] submodule: port submodule subcommand 'sync' " Prathamesh Chavan
2017-07-24 21:52   ` Brandon Williams
2017-07-24 20:34 ` [GSoC][PATCH 06/13] submodule: port submodule subcommand 'deinit' " Prathamesh Chavan
2017-07-24 23:03   ` Brandon Williams
2017-07-24 20:34 ` [GSoC][PATCH 07/13] diff: change scope of the function count_lines() Prathamesh Chavan
2017-07-24 20:34 ` [GSoC][PATCH 08/13] submodule: port submodule subcommand 'summary' from shell to C Prathamesh Chavan
2017-07-25  0:09   ` Brandon Williams
2017-07-24 20:34 ` [GSoC][PATCH 09/13] submodule foreach: correct '$path' in nested submodules from a subdirectory Prathamesh Chavan
2017-07-25  0:13   ` Brandon Williams
2017-07-24 20:34 ` [GSoC][PATCH 10/13] submodule foreach: document '$sm_path' instead of '$path' Prathamesh Chavan
2017-07-25  0:15   ` Brandon Williams [this message]
2017-07-24 20:34 ` [GSoC][PATCH 11/13] submodule foreach: clarify the '$toplevel' variable documentation Prathamesh Chavan
2017-07-24 20:34 ` [GSoC][PATCH 12/13] submodule foreach: document variable '$displaypath' Prathamesh Chavan
2017-07-25  0:16   ` Brandon Williams
2017-07-24 20:34 ` [GSoC][PATCH 13/13] submodule: port submodule subcommand 'foreach' from shell to C Prathamesh Chavan
2017-07-25  0:29   ` Brandon Williams
2017-07-29 22:23 ` [GSoC][PATCH v2 00/13] Update: Week 10 Prathamesh Chavan
2017-07-29 22:23   ` [GSoC][PATCH v2 01/13] submodule--helper: introduce get_submodule_displaypath() Prathamesh Chavan
2017-07-29 22:23   ` [GSoC][PATCH v2 02/13] submodule--helper: introduce for_each_submodule_list() Prathamesh Chavan
2017-07-29 22:23   ` [GSoC][PATCH v2 03/13] submodule: port set_name_rev() from shell to C Prathamesh Chavan
2017-07-29 22:23   ` [GSoC][PATCH v2 04/13] submodule: port submodule subcommand 'status' " Prathamesh Chavan
2017-07-30  5:35     ` Christian Couder
2017-07-29 22:23   ` [GSoC][PATCH v2 05/13] submodule: port submodule subcommand 'sync' " Prathamesh Chavan
2017-07-29 22:23   ` [GSoC][PATCH v2 06/13] submodule: port submodule subcommand 'deinit' " Prathamesh Chavan
2017-07-29 22:23   ` [GSoC][PATCH v2 07/13] diff: change scope of the function count_lines() Prathamesh Chavan
2017-07-29 22:23   ` [GSoC][PATCH v2 08/13] submodule: port submodule subcommand 'summary' from shell to C Prathamesh Chavan
2017-07-30  5:28     ` Christian Couder
2017-07-30  6:33       ` Prathamesh Chavan
2017-07-29 22:23   ` [GSoC][PATCH v2 09/13] submodule foreach: correct '$path' in nested submodules from a subdirectory Prathamesh Chavan
2017-07-29 22:23   ` [GSoC][PATCH v2 10/13] submodule foreach: document '$sm_path' instead of '$path' Prathamesh Chavan
2017-07-29 22:23   ` [GSoC][PATCH v2 11/13] submodule foreach: clarify the '$toplevel' variable documentation Prathamesh Chavan
2017-07-29 22:24   ` [GSoC][PATCH v2 12/13] submodule foreach: document variable '$displaypath' Prathamesh Chavan
2017-07-29 22:24   ` [GSoC][PATCH v2 13/13] submodule: port submodule subcommand 'foreach' from shell to C Prathamesh Chavan
2017-07-31 20:28   ` [GSoC][PATCH v2 00/13] Update: Week 10 Brandon Williams
     [not found] <20170731205621.24305-1-pc44800@gmail.com>
2017-07-31 20:56 ` [GSoC][PATCH 10/13] submodule foreach: document '$sm_path' instead of '$path' Prathamesh Chavan
     [not found] <20170807211900.15001-1-pc44800@gmail.com>
2017-08-07 21:18 ` Prathamesh Chavan

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