From: Elijah Newren <email@example.com> To: Sangeeta NB <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Kaartic Sivaraam <email@example.com>, Christian Couder <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Git List <email@example.com> Subject: Re: [Outreachy][Proposal] Accelerate rename detection and the range-diff Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 09:52:30 -0700 [thread overview] Message-ID: <CABPp-BF3MEAkJmmLv_0fWBJV_2AMqh_8P7Dqk62c2_Uz9Pa3Lw@mail.gmail.com> (raw) In-Reply-To: <CAHjREB6Hh+urW3j2c9p45ZudSdDv0rUP28Lb4e4TZasqTzRmDA@mail.gmail.com> Hi and welcome! On Mon, Oct 26, 2020 at 1:44 AM Sangeeta NB <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > Hey Everyone, > > I would love to participate in outreachy this year with Git in the > project "Accelerate rename detection and the range-diff command in > Git". I have contributed to the microproject "Unify the meaning of > dirty between diff and describe" which is still under review, but > through the process, I have got myself familiar with the mailing list > and patch review system. I am also contributing to another issue > which is still under discussion about `git bisect` and `git > rebase`. > >  https://email@example.com >  https://github.com/gitgitgadget/git/issues/486 >  https://firstname.lastname@example.org/ > > Coming to the project, I have read more about it and have created > the initial version for the timeline. I would really love to have > comments on it. > >  https://github.com/gitgitgadget/git/issues/519 I might be the bearer of some bad or concerning news. This email is directed more to the mentors and others on the git mailing list, but obviously may affect you as well: I apologize for not stating my concerns more forcefully earlier, but I didn't have as many details at the time or have an idea how fast merge-ort could be upstreamed. Anyway, I'm still concerned that this might not be a good project for Outreachy due to two factors: unclear benefit, and conflicts: 1) I've got merges down to the point where even if there is a massive rename of 26000 files (e.g. renaming "drivers/" to "pilots/" in the linux kernel), rename detection is NOT the long tent pole in a merge. So although this project is interesting, it's not clear that this project will help us much. It might be better to get my changes merged down and see if there's enough need for additional optimizations first. 2) Ignoring what I've already submitted, the remaining diffstat for merge-ort is about 5500 lines.... 2a) If I break that ~5500 lines into patches with 50 lines each, that's 111 patches. If I assume I can send 10-20 patches per week without overwhelming folks, that's 6-11 weeks, pulling us somewhere into mid-December or mid-January. 10-20 patches per week might be over-optimistic on reviewer fatigue, which would push it out even further. 2b) Work is going to soon rotate me onto other non-git projects, meaning even if the mailing list can review my changes aggressively, there's a chance I might not be able to keep up on feeding them to the list. 2c) diffcore-rename.c is only ~700 lines right now. My 5500 lines of changes includes over 1000 new lines for diffcore-rename.c and about 150 line removals for it. These changes are spread all over the file; only four small functions remain untouched. In fact, I even made big changes to struct diff_rename_dst too, so any new uses of it would almost certainly have textual conflicts. 2d) My diffcore-rename.c changes probably do not make logical sense to submit first. They should come after some groundwork is laid for merge-ort. Even though at a high level this project is complementary to the optimizations I made in my 'merge-ort' work, I fear there will be LOTS of intermediate conflicts as we both make changes to the same areas during the same time and make a mess of things. If you all think this is still a good project to have an intern work on, I'll defer to you, but I am concerned. Elijah
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2020-10-26 16:52 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2020-10-26 7:49 Sangeeta NB 2020-10-26 16:52 ` Elijah Newren [this message] 2020-10-30 9:02 ` Kaartic Sivaraam 2020-10-31 20:31 ` Elijah Newren 2020-11-02 18:35 ` Kaartic Sivaraam
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