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From: "René Scharfe" <l.s.r@web.de>
To: Jeff Hostetler <git@jeffhostetler.com>,
	Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>,
	Jeff Hostetler via GitGitGadget <gitgitgadget@gmail.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org, Jeff Hostetler <jeffhost@microsoft.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 5/7] quote: add sq_quote_argv_pretty_ltrim
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2019 00:49:50 +0200
Message-ID: <60c7b26c-e598-182b-421e-bdf5c0a8ac9f@web.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <7dbee619-2495-6426-b02b-49fd59e4f028@jeffhostetler.com>

Am 08.08.19 um 21:04 schrieb Jeff Hostetler:
> On 8/8/2019 2:05 PM, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>> Having made the primary purpose of the helper clearer leads me to
>> wonder if "do not add SP before the first element, i.e. argv[0]", is
>> really what we want.  If we always clear the *dst strbuf before
>> starting to serialize argv[] into it, then the behaviour would make
>> sense, but we do not---we are "appending".
>>
>> As long as we are appending, would we be better off doing something
>> sillily magical like this instead, I have to wonder?
>>
>>     void sq_append_strings_quoted(struct strbuf *buf, const char **av)
>>     {
>>         int i;
>>
>>         for (i = 0; av[i]; i++) {
>>             if (buf->len)
>>                 strbuf_addch(buf, ' ');
>>             sq_quote_buf_pretty(buf, argv[0]);
>>         }
>>     }
>>
>> That is, "if we are appending to an existing string, have SP to
>> separate the first element from that existing string; treat the
>> remaining elements the same way (if the buffer is empty, there is no
>> point adding SP at the beginning)".
>
> I don't think that would do what we want.  We don't know what the
> caller's expectations are.  In my uses in commits 6/7 and 7/7 I
> already added the leading chars I wanted in the strbuf before calling
> sq_quote_argv_pretty_ltrim() and assumed the output would be a true
> append.  For example:
>
> +    strbuf_addf(&buf_payload, "alias:%s argv:[", alias);
> +    sq_quote_argv_pretty_ltrim(&buf_payload, argv);
> +    strbuf_addch(&buf_payload, ']');
>
> I like your suggestion of putting my new function in the _append_
> category.  I think I'll add the 3rd arg to this and then it will
> be completely specified and I can get rid of the _ltrim suffix.

Two observations:

If callers want to add something before a joined delimited list, they
already can with a strbuf_add* call.  No need to add that feature to
a function that joins lists.

And repetitions of repetitions (loops) are boring.

Apologies in advance for any coffee stains on your monitor, but
here's how I would start, probably followed by attempts to inline the
functions that become trivial wrappers:

---
 quote.c  | 18 ++++--------------
 strbuf.c | 20 +++++++++++++-------
 strbuf.h |  8 ++++++++
 3 files changed, 25 insertions(+), 21 deletions(-)

diff --git a/quote.c b/quote.c
index 7f2aa6faa4..f422188852 100644
--- a/quote.c
+++ b/quote.c
@@ -74,24 +74,14 @@ void sq_quotef(struct strbuf *dst, const char *fmt, ...)

 void sq_quote_argv(struct strbuf *dst, const char **argv)
 {
-	int i;
-
-	/* Copy into destination buffer. */
-	strbuf_grow(dst, 255);
-	for (i = 0; argv[i]; ++i) {
-		strbuf_addch(dst, ' ');
-		sq_quote_buf(dst, argv[i]);
-	}
+	strbuf_addch(dst, ' ');
+	strbuf_map_join_argv(dst, argv, sq_quote_buf, " ");
 }

 void sq_quote_argv_pretty(struct strbuf *dst, const char **argv)
 {
-	int i;
-
-	for (i = 0; argv[i]; i++) {
-		strbuf_addch(dst, ' ');
-		sq_quote_buf_pretty(dst, argv[i]);
-	}
+	strbuf_addch(dst, ' ');
+	strbuf_map_join_argv(dst, argv, sq_quote_buf_pretty, " ");
 }

 static char *sq_dequote_step(char *arg, char **next)
diff --git a/strbuf.c b/strbuf.c
index d30f916858..d337853b53 100644
--- a/strbuf.c
+++ b/strbuf.c
@@ -304,17 +304,23 @@ void strbuf_addbuf(struct strbuf *sb, const struct strbuf *sb2)
 	strbuf_setlen(sb, sb->len + sb2->len);
 }

+void strbuf_map_join_argv(struct strbuf *sb, const char **argv,
+			  void (*fn)(struct strbuf *, const char *),
+			  const char *separator)
+{
+	while (*argv) {
+		fn(sb, *argv++);
+		if (*argv)
+			strbuf_addstr(sb, separator);
+	}
+}
+
 const char *strbuf_join_argv(struct strbuf *buf,
 			     int argc, const char **argv, char delim)
 {
-	if (!argc)
-		return buf->buf;
+	char separator[] = { delim, '\0' };

-	strbuf_addstr(buf, *argv);
-	while (--argc) {
-		strbuf_addch(buf, delim);
-		strbuf_addstr(buf, *(++argv));
-	}
+	strbuf_map_join_argv(buf, argv, strbuf_addstr, separator);

 	return buf->buf;
 }
diff --git a/strbuf.h b/strbuf.h
index f62278a0be..7adeff94a7 100644
--- a/strbuf.h
+++ b/strbuf.h
@@ -297,6 +297,14 @@ static inline void strbuf_addstr(struct strbuf *sb, const char *s)
  */
 void strbuf_addbuf(struct strbuf *sb, const struct strbuf *sb2);

+/**
+ * Apply `fn` to `sb` and each element of the NULL-terminated array
+ * `argv`. Add `separator` between these invocations.
+ */
+void strbuf_map_join_argv(struct strbuf *sb, const char **argv,
+			  void (*fn)(struct strbuf *, const char *),
+			  const char *separator);
+
 /**
  * Join the arguments into a buffer. `delim` is put between every
  * two arguments.
--
2.22.0

  parent reply	other threads:[~2019-08-08 22:50 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 33+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-07-31 20:04 [PATCH 0/3] trace2: clean up formatting in perf target format Jeff Hostetler via GitGitGadget
2019-07-31 20:04 ` [PATCH 1/3] trace2: cleanup column alignment " Jeff Hostetler via GitGitGadget
2019-07-31 20:04 ` [PATCH 2/3] trace2: trim whitespace in start message " Jeff Hostetler via GitGitGadget
2019-08-01 21:34   ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-07 20:25     ` Jeff Hostetler
2019-08-07 20:37       ` Junio C Hamano
2019-07-31 20:04 ` [PATCH 3/3] trace2: trim whitespace in region messages " Jeff Hostetler via GitGitGadget
2019-08-01 22:57 ` [PATCH 0/3] trace2: clean up formatting " Josh Steadmon
2019-08-08 14:18 ` [PATCH v2 0/7] " Jeff Hostetler via GitGitGadget
2019-08-08 14:18   ` [PATCH v2 1/7] trace2: cleanup column alignment " Jeff Hostetler via GitGitGadget
2019-08-08 14:19   ` [PATCH v2 2/7] trace2: trim whitespace in region messages " Jeff Hostetler via GitGitGadget
2019-08-08 14:19   ` [PATCH v2 3/7] trace2: remove dead code in maybe_add_string_va() Jeff Hostetler via GitGitGadget
2019-08-08 14:19   ` [PATCH v2 5/7] quote: add sq_quote_argv_pretty_ltrim Jeff Hostetler via GitGitGadget
2019-08-08 18:05     ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-08 19:04       ` Jeff Hostetler
2019-08-08 20:01         ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-08 22:49         ` René Scharfe [this message]
2019-08-09 17:13           ` Jeff Hostetler
2019-08-09 18:01             ` René Scharfe
2019-08-08 14:19   ` [PATCH v2 4/7] trace2: trim trailing whitespace in normal format error message Jeff Hostetler via GitGitGadget
2019-08-08 14:19   ` [PATCH v2 6/7] trace2: cleanup whitespace in normal format Jeff Hostetler via GitGitGadget
2019-08-08 14:19   ` [PATCH v2 7/7] trace2: cleanup whitespace in perf format Jeff Hostetler via GitGitGadget
2019-08-09 15:00   ` [PATCH v3 0/7] trace2: clean up formatting in perf target format Jeff Hostetler via GitGitGadget
2019-08-09 15:00     ` [PATCH v3 2/7] trace2: trim whitespace in region messages " Jeff Hostetler via GitGitGadget
2019-08-09 15:00     ` [PATCH v3 1/7] trace2: cleanup column alignment " Jeff Hostetler via GitGitGadget
2019-08-09 15:00     ` [PATCH v3 3/7] trace2: remove dead code in maybe_add_string_va() Jeff Hostetler via GitGitGadget
2019-08-09 15:00     ` [PATCH v3 4/7] trace2: trim trailing whitespace in normal format error message Jeff Hostetler via GitGitGadget
2019-08-09 15:00     ` [PATCH v3 5/7] quote: add sq_append_quote_argv_pretty() Jeff Hostetler via GitGitGadget
2019-08-09 17:54       ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-09 18:17         ` Jeff Hostetler
2019-08-09 15:00     ` [PATCH v3 6/7] trace2: cleanup whitespace in normal format Jeff Hostetler via GitGitGadget
2019-08-09 15:00     ` [PATCH v3 7/7] trace2: cleanup whitespace in perf format Jeff Hostetler via GitGitGadget
2019-08-09 18:14     ` [PATCH v3 0/7] trace2: clean up formatting in perf target format Junio C Hamano

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