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From: Elijah Newren <newren@gmail.com>
To: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
Cc: Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget <gitgitgadget@gmail.com>,
	Git Mailing List <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	Eric Sunshine <sunshine@sunshineco.com>,
	Derrick Stolee <stolee@gmail.com>, Jeff King <peff@peff.net>,
	Philip Oakley <philipoakley@iee.email>,
	Jeff Hostetler <jeffhost@microsoft.com>,
	Josh Steadmon <steadmon@google.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 3/8] [RFC] ls-files: error out on -i unless -o or -c are specified
Date: Tue, 11 May 2021 10:40:45 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CABPp-BE7V233NYJARGXaTUZdt+L=N55B27UrV6pOuKaKOUWRWA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <xmqqbl9jrx8f.fsf@gitster.g>

On Sun, May 9, 2021 at 10:09 PM Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com> wrote:
>
> "Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget" <gitgitgadget@gmail.com> writes:
>
> > @@ -748,6 +748,9 @@ int cmd_ls_files(int argc, const char **argv, const char *cmd_prefix)
> >       if (pathspec.nr && error_unmatch)
> >               ps_matched = xcalloc(pathspec.nr, 1);
> >
> > +     if ((dir.flags & DIR_SHOW_IGNORED) && !show_others && !show_cached)
> > +             die("ls-files --ignored is usually used with --others, but --cached is the default.  Please specify which you want.");
> > +
>
> So "git ls-files -i" would suddenly start erroring out and users are
> to scramble and patch their scripts?

Thus the reason I marked this as "RFC" and called it out in the cover
letter for folks to comment on.

I figured that if I was having difficulty using it correctly and even
our own testsuite showed that 50% of such invocations were wrong
(despite being reviewed[1]), then it seems likely to me that erroring
out to inform folks of this problem might be warranted.  But, if folks
disagree, I can switch it to a warning instead.

[1] https://lore.kernel.org/git/20120724133227.GA14422@sigill.intra.peff.net/#t

> More importantly, the message does not make much sense.  "I is
> usually used with O" is very true, but the mention of "usually" here
> means it is not an error for "I" to be used without "O".  That part
> is very understandable and correct.
>
> But I do not know what "but --cached is the default" part wants to
> say.  If it is the _default_, and (assuming that what I read in the
> proposed log message is correct) the combination of "-i -c" is valid,
> then I would understand the message if the code were more like this:
>
>         if ((dir.flags & DIR_SHOW_IGNORED) &&
>             !show_others && !show_cached) {
>                 show_cached = 1; /* default */
>                 warning("ls-files -i given without -o/-c; defaulting to -i -c");
>         }
>
> If we are not defaulting to cached, then
>
>         die("ls-files -i must be used with either -o or -c");
>
> would also make sense.

Ooh, that wording is much nicer.  I'll adopt the latter suggestion,
but let me know if you'd rather I went the warning route.

  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-11 17:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 90+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-07  4:04 [PATCH 0/5] Directory traversal fixes Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-07  4:04 ` [PATCH 1/5] t7300: add testcase showing unnecessary traversal into ignored directory Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-07  4:27   ` Eric Sunshine
2021-05-07  5:00     ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-07  5:31       ` Eric Sunshine
2021-05-07  5:42         ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-07  5:56           ` Eric Sunshine
2021-05-07 23:05       ` Jeff King
2021-05-07 23:15         ` Eric Sunshine
2021-05-08  0:04         ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-08  0:10           ` Eric Sunshine
2021-05-08 17:20             ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-08 11:13   ` Philip Oakley
2021-05-08 17:20     ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-07  4:04 ` [PATCH 2/5] t3001, t7300: add testcase showcasing missed directory traversal Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-07  4:04 ` [PATCH 3/5] dir: avoid unnecessary traversal into ignored directory Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-07  4:04 ` [PATCH 4/5] dir: traverse into untracked directories if they may have ignored subfiles Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-07  4:05 ` [PATCH 5/5] [RFC] ls-files: error out on -i unless -o or -c are specified Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-07 16:22 ` [PATCH 6/5] dir: update stale description of treat_directory() Derrick Stolee
2021-05-07 17:57   ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-07 16:27 ` [PATCH 0/5] Directory traversal fixes Derrick Stolee
2021-05-08  0:08 ` [PATCH v2 0/8] " Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-08  0:08   ` [PATCH v2 1/8] t7300: add testcase showing unnecessary traversal into ignored directory Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-08 10:13     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-08 17:34       ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-08 10:19     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-08 17:41       ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-08  0:08   ` [PATCH v2 2/8] t3001, t7300: add testcase showcasing missed directory traversal Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-08  0:08   ` [PATCH v2 3/8] dir: avoid unnecessary traversal into ignored directory Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-08  0:08   ` [PATCH v2 4/8] dir: traverse into untracked directories if they may have ignored subfiles Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-08  0:08   ` [PATCH v2 5/8] [RFC] ls-files: error out on -i unless -o or -c are specified Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-08  0:08   ` [PATCH v2 6/8] dir: update stale description of treat_directory() Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-05-08  0:08   ` [PATCH v2 7/8] [RFC] dir: convert trace calls to trace2 equivalents Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-08  0:08   ` [PATCH v2 8/8] [RFC] dir: reported number of visited directories and paths with trace2 Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-08 19:58   ` [PATCH v3 0/8] Directory traversal fixes Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-08 19:58     ` [PATCH v3 1/8] [RFC] dir: convert trace calls to trace2 equivalents Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-10  4:49       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-11 17:23         ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-11 16:17       ` Jeff Hostetler
2021-05-11 17:29         ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-08 19:58     ` [PATCH v3 2/8] [RFC] dir: report number of visited directories and paths with trace2 Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-10  5:00       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-08 19:58     ` [PATCH v3 3/8] [RFC] ls-files: error out on -i unless -o or -c are specified Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-10  5:09       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-11 17:40         ` Elijah Newren [this message]
2021-05-11 22:32           ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-08 19:59     ` [PATCH v3 4/8] t7300: add testcase showing unnecessary traversal into ignored directory Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-10  5:28       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-11 17:45         ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-11 22:43           ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-12  2:07             ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-12  3:17               ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-08 19:59     ` [PATCH v3 5/8] t3001, t7300: add testcase showcasing missed directory traversal Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-08 19:59     ` [PATCH v3 6/8] dir: avoid unnecessary traversal into ignored directory Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-10  5:48       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-11 17:57         ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-08 19:59     ` [PATCH v3 7/8] dir: traverse into untracked directories if they may have ignored subfiles Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-08 19:59     ` [PATCH v3 8/8] dir: update stale description of treat_directory() Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-05-11 18:34     ` [PATCH v4 0/8] Directory traversal fixes Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-11 18:34       ` [PATCH v4 1/8] dir: convert trace calls to trace2 equivalents Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-11 19:06         ` Jeff Hostetler
2021-05-11 20:12           ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-11 23:12             ` Jeff Hostetler
2021-05-12  0:44               ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-12 12:26                 ` Jeff Hostetler
2021-05-12 15:24                   ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-11 18:34       ` [PATCH v4 2/8] dir: report number of visited directories and paths with trace2 Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-11 18:34       ` [PATCH v4 3/8] ls-files: error out on -i unless -o or -c are specified Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-11 18:34       ` [PATCH v4 4/8] t7300: add testcase showing unnecessary traversal into ignored directory Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-11 18:34       ` [PATCH v4 5/8] t3001, t7300: add testcase showcasing missed directory traversal Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-11 18:34       ` [PATCH v4 6/8] dir: avoid unnecessary traversal into ignored directory Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-11 18:34       ` [PATCH v4 7/8] dir: traverse into untracked directories if they may have ignored subfiles Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-11 18:34       ` [PATCH v4 8/8] dir: update stale description of treat_directory() Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-05-12 17:28       ` [PATCH v5 0/9] Directory traversal fixes Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-12 17:28         ` [PATCH v5 1/9] dir: convert trace calls to trace2 equivalents Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-12 17:28         ` [PATCH v5 2/9] dir: report number of visited directories and paths with trace2 Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-12 17:28         ` [PATCH v5 3/9] ls-files: error out on -i unless -o or -c are specified Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-12 17:28         ` [PATCH v5 4/9] t7300: add testcase showing unnecessary traversal into ignored directory Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-12 17:28         ` [PATCH v5 5/9] t3001, t7300: add testcase showcasing missed directory traversal Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-12 17:28         ` [PATCH v5 6/9] dir: avoid unnecessary traversal into ignored directory Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-12 17:28         ` [PATCH v5 7/9] dir: traverse into untracked directories if they may have ignored subfiles Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-12 17:28         ` [PATCH v5 8/9] dir: update stale description of treat_directory() Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-05-17 17:20           ` Derrick Stolee
2021-05-17 19:44             ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-18  3:32               ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-19  1:44                 ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-12 17:28         ` [PATCH v5 9/9] dir: introduce readdir_skip_dot_and_dotdot() helper Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-17 17:22           ` Derrick Stolee
2021-05-18  3:34             ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-17 17:23         ` [PATCH v5 0/9] Directory traversal fixes Derrick Stolee

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