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* allow a differn't diff.context config for git format-patch
@ 2019-04-14 21:48 Shawn Landden
  2019-04-23  3:06 ` Jeff King
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 7+ messages in thread
From: Shawn Landden @ 2019-04-14 21:48 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: git

When I send patches I want them to have lots of context, but when just
looking at a diff, I can always open the file for context.

-SHawn

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* Re: allow a differn't diff.context config for git format-patch
  2019-04-14 21:48 allow a differn't diff.context config for git format-patch Shawn Landden
@ 2019-04-23  3:06 ` Jeff King
  2019-04-23  3:45   ` Junio C Hamano
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 7+ messages in thread
From: Jeff King @ 2019-04-23  3:06 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Shawn Landden; +Cc: git

On Sun, Apr 14, 2019 at 04:48:53PM -0500, Shawn Landden wrote:

> When I send patches I want them to have lots of context, but when just
> looking at a diff, I can always open the file for context.

Seems like a reasonable thing to want. You can already use "git
format-patch -U20 ...". The usual advice for putting that in config is
to define an alias wit your preferred option. I don't think it would be
too big a problem for format-patch to learn some options to configure
its diffs. We already have some options in format.* for various things.

-Peff

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* Re: allow a differn't diff.context config for git format-patch
  2019-04-23  3:06 ` Jeff King
@ 2019-04-23  3:45   ` Junio C Hamano
  2019-04-23  3:55     ` Jeff King
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 7+ messages in thread
From: Junio C Hamano @ 2019-04-23  3:45 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Jeff King; +Cc: Shawn Landden, git

Jeff King <peff@peff.net> writes:

> ... I don't think it would be
> too big a problem for format-patch to learn some options to configure
> its diffs. We already have some options in format.* for various things.

I am not sure; diff.context is rather special in that the variable
behind it belongs to the diff layer and is set via diff_config that
is called by diff_ui_config that in turn is called by log_config
which is called by format_config.

If we want to say "format.context" trumps "diff.config", then a new
internal variable to receive the value of the variable must be
invented and after the config gets read, cmd_format_patch() needs to
do something silly like this:

                git_config(git_format_config, NULL);
        +	if (format_context != -1)
        +		diff_default_context = format_context;
                repo_init_revisions(the_repository, &rev, prefix);

committing layering violation by exposing diff_default_context
variable.


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* Re: allow a differn't diff.context config for git format-patch
  2019-04-23  3:45   ` Junio C Hamano
@ 2019-04-23  3:55     ` Jeff King
  2019-05-12 13:21       ` Shawn Landden
       [not found]       ` <CA+49okrzR7GAZCFDfaoJ9pvK+o=DVWoZ9vA6YL=u72s_rnjDxQ@mail.gmail.com>
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 7+ messages in thread
From: Jeff King @ 2019-04-23  3:55 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Junio C Hamano; +Cc: Shawn Landden, git

On Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 12:45:17PM +0900, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> Jeff King <peff@peff.net> writes:
> 
> > ... I don't think it would be
> > too big a problem for format-patch to learn some options to configure
> > its diffs. We already have some options in format.* for various things.
> 
> I am not sure; diff.context is rather special in that the variable
> behind it belongs to the diff layer and is set via diff_config that
> is called by diff_ui_config that in turn is called by log_config
> which is called by format_config.
> 
> If we want to say "format.context" trumps "diff.config", then a new
> internal variable to receive the value of the variable must be
> invented and after the config gets read, cmd_format_patch() needs to
> do something silly like this:
> 
>                 git_config(git_format_config, NULL);
>         +	if (format_context != -1)
>         +		diff_default_context = format_context;
>                 repo_init_revisions(the_repository, &rev, prefix);
> 
> committing layering violation by exposing diff_default_context
> variable.

After init_revisions(), we'll have called diff_setup(), which puts
diff_context_default into revs->diffopt. So we still have to do the "if
we have a format-specific value, then override..." conditional. But we
can do it without touching the hidden variable:

diff --git a/builtin/log.c b/builtin/log.c
index 57869267d8..0de2ee0905 100644
--- a/builtin/log.c
+++ b/builtin/log.c
@@ -1613,14 +1613,16 @@ int cmd_format_patch(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
 	repo_init_revisions(the_repository, &rev, prefix);
 	rev.commit_format = CMIT_FMT_EMAIL;
 	rev.expand_tabs_in_log_default = 0;
 	rev.verbose_header = 1;
 	rev.diff = 1;
 	rev.max_parents = 1;
 	rev.diffopt.flags.recursive = 1;
+	if (format_context != -1)
+		rev.diffopt.context = format_context;
 	rev.subject_prefix = fmt_patch_subject_prefix;
 	memset(&s_r_opt, 0, sizeof(s_r_opt));
 	s_r_opt.def = "HEAD";
 	s_r_opt.revarg_opt = REVARG_COMMITTISH;
 
 	if (default_attach) {
 		rev.mime_boundary = default_attach;

-Peff

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* Re: allow a differn't diff.context config for git format-patch
  2019-04-23  3:55     ` Jeff King
@ 2019-05-12 13:21       ` Shawn Landden
       [not found]       ` <CA+49okrzR7GAZCFDfaoJ9pvK+o=DVWoZ9vA6YL=u72s_rnjDxQ@mail.gmail.com>
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 7+ messages in thread
From: Shawn Landden @ 2019-05-12 13:21 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Jeff King; +Cc: Junio C Hamano, git

On Mon, Apr 22, 2019 at 10:55 PM Jeff King <peff@peff.net> wrote:
>
> On Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 12:45:17PM +0900, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>
> > Jeff King <peff@peff.net> writes:
> >
> > > ... I don't think it would be
> > > too big a problem for format-patch to learn some options to configure
> > > its diffs. We already have some options in format.* for various things.
> >
> > I am not sure; diff.context is rather special in that the variable
> > behind it belongs to the diff layer and is set via diff_config that
> > is called by diff_ui_config that in turn is called by log_config
> > which is called by format_config.
> >
> > If we want to say "format.context" trumps "diff.config", then a new
> > internal variable to receive the value of the variable must be
> > invented and after the config gets read, cmd_format_patch() needs to
> > do something silly like this:
> >
> >                 git_config(git_format_config, NULL);
> >         +     if (format_context != -1)
> >         +             diff_default_context = format_context;
> >                 repo_init_revisions(the_repository, &rev, prefix);
> >
> > committing layering violation by exposing diff_default_context
> > variable.
>
> After init_revisions(), we'll have called diff_setup(), which puts
> diff_context_default into revs->diffopt. So we still have to do the "if
> we have a format-specific value, then override..." conditional. But we
> can do it without touching the hidden variable:
>
>
>
Looks like this fell into the cracks. You guys know the code much
better than me, but do I have to write a patch to make this happen?
> diff --git a/builtin/log.c b/builtin/log.c
> index 57869267d8..0de2ee0905 100644
> --- a/builtin/log.c
> +++ b/builtin/log.c
> @@ -1613,14 +1613,16 @@ int cmd_format_patch(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
>         repo_init_revisions(the_repository, &rev, prefix);
>         rev.commit_format = CMIT_FMT_EMAIL;
>         rev.expand_tabs_in_log_default = 0;
>         rev.verbose_header = 1;
>         rev.diff = 1;
>         rev.max_parents = 1;
>         rev.diffopt.flags.recursive = 1;
> +       if (format_context != -1)
> +               rev.diffopt.context = format_context;
>         rev.subject_prefix = fmt_patch_subject_prefix;
>         memset(&s_r_opt, 0, sizeof(s_r_opt));
>         s_r_opt.def = "HEAD";
>         s_r_opt.revarg_opt = REVARG_COMMITTISH;
>
>         if (default_attach) {
>                 rev.mime_boundary = default_attach;
>
> -Peff

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* Re: allow a differn't diff.context config for git format-patch
       [not found]       ` <CA+49okrzR7GAZCFDfaoJ9pvK+o=DVWoZ9vA6YL=u72s_rnjDxQ@mail.gmail.com>
@ 2019-05-14  9:54         ` Jeff King
  2019-05-14  9:57           ` Jeff King
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 7+ messages in thread
From: Jeff King @ 2019-05-14  9:54 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Shawn Landden; +Cc: Junio C Hamano, git

On Sun, May 12, 2019 at 07:29:42AM -0500, Shawn Landden wrote:

> > After init_revisions(), we'll have called diff_setup(), which puts
> > diff_context_default into revs->diffopt. So we still have to do the "if
> > we have a format-specific value, then override..." conditional. But we
> > can do it without touching the hidden variable:
> >
> Looks like this fell into the cracks. You guys know the code much better
> than me, but do I have to write a patch to make this happen?

I think there is more work to be done in actually parsing such a config
option, plus adding documentation and tests.

But more importantly, it needs somebody to champion the feature. I don't
find it an unreasonable thing to want. But I'm not personally
interested, nor am I completely sure that it wouldn't have any unwanted
side effects.

So ideally somebody would write the patch and a compelling commit
message that explains why it is a good idea.

-Peff

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* Re: allow a differn't diff.context config for git format-patch
  2019-05-14  9:54         ` Jeff King
@ 2019-05-14  9:57           ` Jeff King
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 7+ messages in thread
From: Jeff King @ 2019-05-14  9:57 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Shawn Landden; +Cc: Junio C Hamano, git

On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 05:54:46AM -0400, Jeff King wrote:

> On Sun, May 12, 2019 at 07:29:42AM -0500, Shawn Landden wrote:
> 
> > > After init_revisions(), we'll have called diff_setup(), which puts
> > > diff_context_default into revs->diffopt. So we still have to do the "if
> > > we have a format-specific value, then override..." conditional. But we
> > > can do it without touching the hidden variable:
> > >
> > Looks like this fell into the cracks. You guys know the code much better
> > than me, but do I have to write a patch to make this happen?
> 
> I think there is more work to be done in actually parsing such a config
> option, plus adding documentation and tests.
> 
> But more importantly, it needs somebody to champion the feature. I don't
> find it an unreasonable thing to want. But I'm not personally
> interested, nor am I completely sure that it wouldn't have any unwanted
> side effects.
> 
> So ideally somebody would write the patch and a compelling commit
> message that explains why it is a good idea.

By the way, if you (or anybody) is interested, looking at how signoff is
implemented (try "git grep -i format.signoff") should get you most of
the way there.

-Peff

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2019-04-23  3:55     ` Jeff King
2019-05-12 13:21       ` Shawn Landden
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