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From: "Marco Trevisan (Treviño)" <mail@3v1n0.net>
To: Eric Sunshine <sunshine@sunshineco.com>
Cc: "Marco Trevisan (Treviño) via GitGitGadget"
	<gitgitgadget@gmail.com>, "Git List" <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/3] mergetool-lib: keep a list of cross desktop merge tools
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2020 14:28:45 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAALaScmKT44snh-5zTqe=Y2gjXjpo3fxRrbzotsXnr=+3Ap9ew@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAPig+cRX3_ArTYQwc1jWHznBxLf+j0McYSo=nPq4C319J=DBvg@mail.gmail.com>

Il giorno mer 5 ago 2020 alle ore 23:08 Eric Sunshine
<sunshine@sunshineco.com> ha scritto:
>
> On Wed, Aug 5, 2020 at 3:53 PM Marco Trevisan (Treviño) via
> GitGitGadget <gitgitgadget@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Instead of repeating the same tools multiple times, let's just keep them
> > in another variable and list them depending the current desktop
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Marco Trevisan (Treviño) <mail@3v1n0.net>
> > ---
> > diff --git a/git-mergetool--lib.sh b/git-mergetool--lib.sh
> > @@ -288,11 +288,12 @@ list_merge_tool_candidates () {
> >         if test -n "$DISPLAY"
> >         then
> > +               cross_desktop_tools="opendiff kdiff3 tkdiff xxdiff"
> >                 if is_desktop "GNOME"
> >                 then
> > -                       tools="meld opendiff kdiff3 tkdiff xxdiff $tools"
> > +                       tools="meld $cross_desktop_tools $tools"
> >                 else
> > -                       tools="opendiff kdiff3 tkdiff xxdiff meld $tools"
> > +                       tools="$cross_desktop_tools meld $tools"
> >                 fi
>
> I have mixed feelings about this change. On the one hand, I see the
> reason for doing it if the list of tools remains substantially the
> same in each case, but it also seems like it could become a burden,
> possibly requiring factoring the list into more pieces, as new
> platforms or tools are added.

I kind of agree on that, so it was mostly a proposal but I can withdraw it.

> What I might find more compelling is creation of a table of tools and
> the platforms for which they are suitable. It doesn't seem like it
> would be too difficult to express such a table in shell and to extract
> the desired rows (but that might be overkill). At any rate, I'm rather
> "meh" on this change, though I don't oppose it strongly.

Yeah, I was thinking the same, but also could be a bit complicated to
maintain especially when it comes using something that needs to be
supported by pure sh.

-- 
Treviño's World - Life and Linux
http://www.3v1n0.net

  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-08-06 17:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-05 13:34 [PATCH 0/3] mergetool-lib: Don't use deprecated variable to detect GNOME Marco Trevisan via GitGitGadget
2020-08-05 13:34 ` [PATCH 1/3] mergetool-lib: use $XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP to check GNOME Marco Trevisan (Treviño) via GitGitGadget
2020-08-05 20:58   ` Eric Sunshine
2020-08-05 22:14     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-06 12:12     ` Marco Trevisan (Treviño)
2020-08-05 13:34 ` [PATCH 2/3] mergetool-lib: keep a list of cross desktop merge tools Marco Trevisan (Treviño) via GitGitGadget
2020-08-05 21:08   ` Eric Sunshine
2020-08-06  8:16     ` Johannes Sixt
2020-08-06 12:19       ` Marco Trevisan (Treviño)
2020-08-06 12:28     ` Marco Trevisan (Treviño) [this message]
2020-08-05 13:34 ` [PATCH 3/3] mergetool-lib: give kdiff3 prioirty in KDE environments Marco Trevisan (Treviño) via GitGitGadget
2020-08-05 21:15   ` Eric Sunshine
2020-08-06 12:36     ` Marco Trevisan (Treviño)
2020-08-06 16:17       ` Eric Sunshine
2020-08-06 15:27 ` [PATCH v2 0/2] mergetool-lib: Don't use deprecated variable to detect GNOME Marco Trevisan via GitGitGadget
2020-08-06 15:27   ` [PATCH v2 1/2] mergetool-lib: use $XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP to check GNOME Marco Trevisan (Treviño) via GitGitGadget
2020-08-06 15:27   ` [PATCH v2 2/2] mergetool-lib: give kdiff3 priority in KDE environments Marco Trevisan (Treviño) via GitGitGadget

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