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From: Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras@gmail.com>
To: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>, Johannes Sixt <j6t@kdbg.org>
Cc: "Felipe Contreras" <felipe.contreras@gmail.com>,
	"David Aguilar" <davvid@gmail.com>,
	"Junio C Hamano" <gitster@pobox.com>,
	"Sergey Organov" <sorganov@gmail.com>,
	"Bagas Sanjaya" <bagasdotme@gmail.com>,
	"Elijah Newren" <newren@gmail.com>,
	"Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason" <avarab@gmail.com>,
	"Denton Liu" <liu.denton@gmail.com>,
	git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 7/7] xdiff: make diff3 the default conflictStyle
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2021 11:00:59 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <60c2373b93140_b25b1208c2@natae.notmuch> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YMIYUgo71aKJ1Nnx@coredump.intra.peff.net>

Jeff King wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 08:41:21AM +0200, Johannes Sixt wrote:
> 
> > Am 09.06.21 um 21:28 schrieb Felipe Contreras:
> > > Virtually everyone is using it, and it's one of the first things we
> > > teach newcomers in order to resolve conflicts efficiently.
> > > 
> > > Let's make it the default.
> > 
> > I tested diff3 style the VERY FIRST TIME the other day and was greated
> > with the below. Needless to say that this change is a no-go from my POV.
> > [...]
> 
> I didn't look too deeply at your example, but I suspect it may be
> related to the fact that diff3 does not try to minimize the conflicts as
> much (and then the recursive merge on top of that piles on extra layers
> of confusion).
> 
> There's a lot more discussion in this old thread:
> 
>   https://lore.kernel.org/git/20130306150548.GC15375@pengutronix.de/

Geezus. My patches always end up kicking the hornest nest don't they?

Maybe it would make sense to revive the zdiff3 patch and attempt to make
that the default. That would take a lot of time though, so it wasn't as
easy as just flipping a switch from "merge" to "diff3".

But there is value in attempting to make the default merge.conflictstyle
work for everyone (or last least as many people as possible). It's
shinning a light on issues that are already present now.

For reference--and since gmane links don't work any more--here are the
relevant links for the past discussions:

https://lore.kernel.org/git/20130306150548.GC15375@pengutronix.de/
https://lore.kernel.org/git/alpine.LFD.1.10.0808311021120.12958@nehalem.linux-foundation.org/
https://lore.kernel.org/git/1220056963-2352-5-git-send-email-gitster@pobox.com/

Cheers.

-- 
Felipe Contreras

  reply	other threads:[~2021-06-10 16:01 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 69+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-06-09 19:28 [PATCH 0/7] Make diff3 the default conflict style Felipe Contreras
2021-06-09 19:28 ` [PATCH 1/7] test: add merge style config test Felipe Contreras
2021-06-09 19:42   ` Eric Sunshine
2021-06-09 20:29     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-10  9:18   ` Phillip Wood
2021-06-10 13:26     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-10 14:54       ` Phillip Wood
2021-06-10 16:34         ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-10 14:58       ` Phillip Wood
2021-06-10 16:47         ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-11  9:19           ` Phillip Wood
2021-06-11 14:39             ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-09 19:28 ` [PATCH 2/7] merge-tree: fix merge.conflictstyle handling Felipe Contreras
2021-06-09 19:28 ` [PATCH 3/7] notes: " Felipe Contreras
2021-06-09 19:28 ` [PATCH 4/7] checkout: " Felipe Contreras
2021-06-10  9:32   ` Phillip Wood
2021-06-10 14:11     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-10 14:50       ` Phillip Wood
2021-06-10 16:32         ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-11  9:18           ` Phillip Wood
2021-06-11 14:34             ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-11  9:18   ` Phillip Wood
2021-06-09 19:28 ` [PATCH 5/7] xdiff: rename XDL_MERGE_STYLE_DIFF3 Felipe Contreras
2021-06-10  9:21   ` Phillip Wood
2021-06-10 13:33     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-11  3:17     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-06-11 13:42       ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-09 19:28 ` [PATCH 6/7] xdiff: simplify style assignments Felipe Contreras
2021-06-10  9:26   ` Phillip Wood
2021-06-10 13:50     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-09 19:28 ` [PATCH 7/7] xdiff: make diff3 the default conflictStyle Felipe Contreras
2021-06-10  6:41   ` Johannes Sixt
2021-06-10  7:53     ` Đoàn Trần Công Danh
2021-06-10 13:18       ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-10 13:18     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-10 13:49     ` Jeff King
2021-06-10 16:00       ` Felipe Contreras [this message]
2021-06-10 16:31         ` Jeff King
2021-06-11  1:20       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-06-11  6:23         ` Johannes Sixt
2021-06-11  6:43           ` Junio C Hamano
2021-06-11  7:02             ` Johannes Sixt
2021-06-11  7:14               ` Junio C Hamano
2021-06-11 11:51                 ` Sergey Organov
2021-06-11 15:32                   ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-11 15:52                     ` Sergey Organov
2021-06-11 16:36                       ` Felipe Contreras
     [not found]                     ` <CABPp-BHRQSF2_aYTBfpfnW4Bh3Hz7vLFj_QNGj8R4WeCS6_utw@mail.gmail.com>
2021-06-11 17:57                       ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-11 19:02                         ` Elijah Newren
2021-06-11 21:05                           ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-11 21:40                             ` Elijah Newren
2021-06-13 14:34                               ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-11 16:41                   ` Johannes Sixt
2021-06-11 17:21                     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-11 17:40                       ` Sergey Organov
2021-06-11 18:10                         ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-11 18:22                           ` Sergey Organov
2021-06-11 14:28                 ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-11 14:25               ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-11 16:53                 ` Johannes Sixt
     [not found]                 ` <CABPp-BH0aRiSUw03nSK6jHRNQ+zcpUzr6WjeJ5GpdUCqCKxbag@mail.gmail.com>
2021-06-11 17:32                   ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-11 17:57                     ` Elijah Newren
2021-06-11 18:28                       ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-11 14:20           ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-11 14:09         ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-10  9:40   ` Phillip Wood
2021-06-10 14:19     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-17 17:40 ` [PATCH 0/7] Make diff3 the default conflict style Phillip Wood
2021-06-17 18:24   ` Felipe Contreras

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