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From: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
To: Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>
Cc: Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget <gitgitgadget@gmail.com>,
	git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 9/9] add -i: verify in the tests that colors can be overridden
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2020 13:29:25 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20201112182925.GA701197@coredump.intra.peff.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <nycvar.QRO.7.76.6.2011121448550.18437@tvgsbejvaqbjf.bet>

On Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 03:04:01PM +0100, Johannes Schindelin wrote:

> Gaaah! I totally forgot that `BASH_XTRACEFD` is only heeded by BusyBox'
> ash (and only when built with `ENABLE_ASH_BASH_COMPAT`), not by `dash`.
> 
> Sorry for the noise.

Ah, that makes more sense. And I learned something new about busybox. :)

> > Hmm. Right, I knew about that weirdness. But I assumed that the builtin
> > add-interactive was doing the diffs in-core. Otherwise, why would we
> > have seen the failure to load diff.color.frag in the first place?
> 
> Oh, that's easy to explain: as you can verify reading
> https://github.com/git/git/blob/e31aba42fb12/git-add--interactive.perl#L885-L898
> the Perl version of `git add -p` insists on (re-)constructing the hunk
> headers manually, and obviously it needs to color them manually, too. And
> https://github.com/git/git/blob/e31aba42fb12/add-patch.c#L649-L672 shows
> that the built-in version of `git add -p` slavishly follows that practice.

But that is only when we split hunks (your link to the perl script is in
split_hunks()). I agree we must color manually there when creating our
own hunk header. But outside of that and patch-editing, the perl script
does not otherwise recolor or rewrite (nor even really parse beyond
line-splitting) what it gets from the colorized version.

Whereas add-patch parses the colors off of the version and then
re-colors every hunk header. Which seems doubly weird to me. Even if we
were going to re-color every hunk (e.g., because we don't want to store
the original hunk line, but instead a parsed version of it), why bother
parsing the color version at all, and not just the machine-readable
version?

> > The answer seems to be that render_hunk() always _replaces_ the colors
> > we got from running the external diff. Whereas the perl version only
> > applied coloring when reading back in the results of an edit operation
> > (and likewise used the frag color when generating a split hunk header).
> 
> No, the Perl version also insists on applying `fraginfo_color`, see
> https://github.com/git/git/blob/e31aba42fb12/git-add--interactive.perl#L885-L898

Only when we split. Try this to give different colors between the
interactive script and diff:

diff --git a/git-add--interactive.perl b/git-add--interactive.perl
index e713fe3d02..862a21ff1f 100755
--- a/git-add--interactive.perl
+++ b/git-add--interactive.perl
@@ -28,8 +28,9 @@
 my $diff_use_color = $repo->get_colorbool('color.diff');
 my ($fraginfo_color) =
 	$diff_use_color ? (
-		$repo->get_color('color.diff.frag', 'cyan'),
+		$repo->get_color('color.diff.nonsense', 'yellow'),
 	) : ();
+# noop to create split hunk
 my ($diff_plain_color) =
 	$diff_use_color ? (
 		$repo->get_color('color.diff.plain', ''),

Running "git add -p" does not result in yellow hunk headers. But issuing
a split command does.

The distinction is mostly academic, because diff-tree and the
interactive patch code should be using the same colors, so the result
should look the same. It could matter if the diff-filter chooses
different colors, though then the split headers will not match the
originals in style. We _could_ run the newly created hunk header
individually through the diff-filter, though I'm not sure how various
filters would handle that.

That's true of the perl version as well as the builtin one, but I think
the builtin one's insistence on parsing the colored output is taking us
in the wrong direction to eventually fix that.

> > I'm not sure that what the builtin version is doing is wrong, but it
> > seems like it's putting a lot of extra effort into parsing colors off of
> > the colorized version. Whereas the perl version just assumes the lines
> > match up. I do wonder if there are corner cases we might hit around
> > filters here, though. The lines we get from a filter might bear no
> > resemblance at all to diff lines. The only thing we require in the perl
> > version is that they have correspond 1-to-1 with the unfiltered diff
> > lines in meaning.
> 
> They do have to correspond 1-to-1 because the assumption is that the
> individual lines will then correspond one-to-one, too. This does not need
> to be true, of course, but then the filter is probably less useful than
> the user wants it to be.

Right, I'm not disputing the 1-to-1 thing (I was after all the one who
implemented interactive.diffilter, and added the "complain if the counts
don't line up" check). But in the perl script they only need to
correspond _semantically_, not syntactically.

-Peff

  reply	other threads:[~2020-11-12 18:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 66+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-11-10 23:42 [PATCH 0/9] Fix color handling in git add -i Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-10 23:42 ` [PATCH 1/9] add -i (built-in): do show an error message for incorrect inputs Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-10 23:42 ` [PATCH 2/9] add -i (built-in): send error messages to stderr Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-10 23:42 ` [PATCH 3/9] add -i: use `reset_color` consistently Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-10 23:42 ` [PATCH 4/9] add -i (built-in): prevent the `reset` "color" from being configured Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-10 23:42 ` [PATCH 5/9] add -i (built-in): use correct names to load color.diff.* config Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-10 23:42 ` [PATCH 6/9] add -p (built-in): do not color the progress indicator separately Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-10 23:42 ` [PATCH 7/9] add -i (built-in): use the same indentation as the Perl version Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-10 23:42 ` [PATCH 8/9] add -i (Perl version): include indentation in the colored header Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-10 23:42 ` [PATCH 9/9] add -i: verify in the tests that colors can be overridden Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-11  2:35   ` Jeff King
2020-11-11 15:53     ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-11-11 18:07       ` Jeff King
2020-11-12 14:04         ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-11-12 18:29           ` Jeff King [this message]
2020-11-15 23:35             ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-11-17  1:44               ` Jeff King
2020-11-11  2:36 ` [PATCH 0/9] Fix color handling in git add -i Jeff King
2020-11-11 12:28 ` [PATCH v2 00/11] " Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-11 12:28   ` [PATCH v2 01/11] add -i (built-in): do show an error message for incorrect inputs Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-11 12:28   ` [PATCH v2 02/11] add -i (built-in): send error messages to stderr Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-11 12:28   ` [PATCH v2 03/11] add -p (built-in): imitate `xdl_format_hunk_hdr()` generating hunk headers Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-11 12:28   ` [PATCH v2 04/11] add -i: use `reset_color` consistently Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-13 12:03     ` Phillip Wood
2020-11-13 13:53       ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-11-13 16:04         ` Phillip Wood
2020-11-15 23:47           ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-11-11 12:28   ` [PATCH v2 05/11] add -i (built-in): prevent the `reset` "color" from being configured Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-11 12:28   ` [PATCH v2 06/11] add -i (built-in): use correct names to load color.diff.* config Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-11 12:28   ` [PATCH v2 07/11] add -p (built-in): do not color the progress indicator separately Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-13 12:07     ` Phillip Wood
2020-11-13 13:57       ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-11-13 16:06         ` Phillip Wood
2020-11-15 23:55           ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-11-11 12:28   ` [PATCH v2 08/11] add -i (built-in): use the same indentation as the Perl version Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-11 12:28   ` [PATCH v2 09/11] add -i (Perl version): include indentation in the colored header Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-13 12:11     ` Phillip Wood
2020-11-13 13:58       ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-11-13 16:12         ` Phillip Wood
2020-11-15 23:51           ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-11-11 12:28   ` [PATCH v2 10/11] add -p: prefer color.diff.context over color.diff.plain Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-13 14:04     ` Philippe Blain
2020-11-15 23:57       ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-11-13 14:08     ` Phillip Wood
2020-11-16  0:02       ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-11-11 12:28   ` [PATCH v2 11/11] add -i: verify in the tests that colors can be overridden Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-11 18:45   ` [PATCH v2 00/11] Fix color handling in git add -i Jeff King
2020-11-12 14:20     ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-11-12 18:40       ` Jeff King
2020-11-15 23:40         ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-11-17  1:49           ` Jeff King
2020-11-16 16:08   ` [PATCH v3 " Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-16 16:08     ` [PATCH v3 01/11] add -i (built-in): do show an error message for incorrect inputs Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-16 16:08     ` [PATCH v3 02/11] add -i (built-in): send error messages to stderr Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-16 16:08     ` [PATCH v3 03/11] add -p (built-in): imitate `xdl_format_hunk_hdr()` generating hunk headers Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-16 16:08     ` [PATCH v3 04/11] add -i: use `reset_color` consistently Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-16 16:08     ` [PATCH v3 05/11] add -i (built-in): prevent the `reset` "color" from being configured Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-16 16:08     ` [PATCH v3 06/11] add -i (built-in): use correct names to load color.diff.* config Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-16 16:08     ` [PATCH v3 07/11] add -p (built-in): do not color the progress indicator separately Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-16 16:08     ` [PATCH v3 08/11] add -i (built-in): use the same indentation as the Perl version Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-16 16:08     ` [PATCH v3 09/11] add -i (Perl version): color header to match the C version Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-16 16:08     ` [PATCH v3 10/11] add -p: prefer color.diff.context over color.diff.plain Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-16 16:08     ` [PATCH v3 11/11] add -i: verify in the tests that colors can be overridden Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-11-17  1:51     ` [PATCH v3 00/11] Fix color handling in git add -i Jeff King
2020-11-17  2:05       ` Jeff King
2020-11-25 21:59       ` Junio C Hamano

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