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From: "brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.net>
To: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
Cc: "SZEDER Gábor" <szeder.dev@gmail.com>,
	"Taylor Blau" <me@ttaylorr.com>,
	git@vger.kernel.org, "Stefan Beller" <stefanbeller@gmail.com>,
	"Duy Nguyen" <pclouds@gmail.com>,
	"Junio C Hamano" <gitster@pobox.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] apply: reload .gitattributes after patching it
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2019 22:08:48 +0000
Message-ID: <20190809220848.GO118825@genre.crustytoothpaste.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190809135148.GA7495@sigill.intra.peff.net>

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On 2019-08-09 at 13:51:49, Jeff King wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 09, 2019 at 02:43:18PM +0200, SZEDER Gábor wrote:
> > But there is an other subtlety here: when I read the commit message
> > saying "patch that touches a path ending in ".gitattributes"." and saw
> > the new call to strip_path_suffix(), I immediately thought what would
> > happen with a file called 'foo.gitattributes'.  Only when I looked
> > into strip_path_suffix() became it clear that it only removes full
> > path components, so such a filename won't cause any trouble (though
> > perhaps the worst thing that could happen is that we unnecessarily
> > flush the attributes cache).
> 
> Right. I think the term we want here is really "basename". So in fact:
> 
>   if (!strcmp(basename(patch->new_name), GITATTRIBUTES_FILE))
> 
> would do what we want, except for the annoying caveat that basename() is
> allowed to modify its parameter (to remove trailing directory
> separators, but we know we wouldn't have them here).

I think this is exactly the function I'm looking for. I'm a little
uncomfortable relying on the fact that typical implementations don't
modify the string when there's no trailing slash, though.

I think I'm going to end up refactoring out the strip_path_suffix
function into a has_path_suffix and use that. That will avoid the
allocation and it doesn't rely on the generosity of OS implementers.
-- 
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Thread overview: 41+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-09 10:02 brian m. carlson
2019-08-09 11:14 ` Taylor Blau
2019-08-09 11:25   ` brian m. carlson
2019-08-09 11:36     ` Jeff King
2019-08-09 11:47       ` brian m. carlson
2019-08-09 12:43       ` SZEDER Gábor
2019-08-09 13:51         ` Jeff King
2019-08-09 22:08           ` brian m. carlson [this message]
2019-08-11 17:47 ` [PATCH v2 0/2] Honor .gitattributes with rebase --am brian m. carlson
2019-08-11 17:47   ` [PATCH v2 1/2] path: add a function to check for path suffix brian m. carlson
2019-08-12  0:32     ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-12  1:10       ` brian m. carlson
2019-08-12  4:36         ` SZEDER Gábor
2019-08-12 16:49         ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-12 22:40           ` brian m. carlson
2019-08-13  1:13             ` Jeff King
2019-08-13 16:40             ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-13  6:36           ` SZEDER Gábor
2019-08-13 16:42             ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-11 17:47   ` [PATCH v2 2/2] apply: reload .gitattributes after patching it brian m. carlson
2019-08-13  2:43 ` [PATCH v3 0/2] Honor .gitattributes with rebase --am brian m. carlson
2019-08-13  2:43   ` [PATCH v3 1/2] path: add a function to check for path suffix brian m. carlson
2019-08-13  2:43   ` [PATCH v3 2/2] apply: reload .gitattributes after patching it brian m. carlson
2019-08-13 18:08     ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-15 22:10       ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-16  0:22         ` brian m. carlson
2019-08-13 22:37     ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-13 22:48       ` brian m. carlson
2019-08-18 18:44 ` [PATCH v4 0/2] Honor .gitattributes with rebase --am brian m. carlson
2019-08-18 18:44   ` [PATCH v4 1/2] path: add a function to check for path suffix brian m. carlson
2019-08-18 18:44   ` [PATCH v4 2/2] apply: reload .gitattributes after patching it brian m. carlson
2019-08-19  9:41     ` Phillip Wood
2019-08-19  9:55       ` Phillip Wood
2019-08-20  3:05         ` brian m. carlson
2019-08-20  8:56           ` Phillip Wood
2019-08-20  2:45       ` brian m. carlson
2019-08-20  8:52         ` Phillip Wood
2019-08-20 18:24           ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-20 18:32             ` Phillip Wood
2019-08-26 15:09               ` Phillip Wood
2019-08-26 16:41                 ` Junio C Hamano

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