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From: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab@gmail.com>
To: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
Cc: Git Mailing List <git@vger.kernel.org>, Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>, Lars Hjemli <hjemli@gmail.com>, Christian Couder <christian.couder@gmail.com>, Carlos Rica <jasampler@gmail.com>, Samuel Tardieu <sam@rfc1149.net>, Tom Grennan <tmgrennan@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 6/8] ref-filter: Add --no-contains option to tag/branch/for-each-ref
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:32:47 +0100
Message-ID: <CACBZZX6FWjG1bXrk+ee8y=T5=ovxxybfrGzkkDxjskwDzhKPuA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20170320042519.srtavoxhm3fln5mw@sigill.intra.peff.net>

On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 5:25 AM, Jeff King <peff@peff.net> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 10:32:54AM +0000, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:
>
>> Change the tag, branch & for-each-ref commands to have a --no-contains
>> option in addition to their longstanding --contains options.
>>
>> This allows for finding the last-good rollout tag given a known-bad
>> <commit>. Given a hypothetically bad commit cf5c7253e0 the git version
>> revert to can be found with this hacky two-liner:
>
> s/revert to/to &/, I think.
Done.
>
>> With this new --no-contains the same can be achieved with:
>> [..]
>
> The goal sounds good to me.
>
>> In addition to those tests, add a test for "tag" which asserts that
>> --no-contains won't find tree/blob tags, which is slightly
>> unintuitive, but consistent with how --contains works & is documented.
>
> Makes sense. In theory we could dig into commits to find trees and blobs
> when the user gives us one. But I kind of doubt anybody really wants it,
> and it's expensive to compute. For the simple cases, --points-at already
> does the right thing.
>
> [more on that below, though...]
>
>> @@ -604,7 +606,7 @@ int cmd_branch(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
>>       if (!delete && !rename && !edit_description && !new_upstream && !unset_upstream && argc == 0)
>>               list = 1;
>>
>> -     if (filter.with_commit || filter.merge != REF_FILTER_MERGED_NONE || filter.points_at.nr)
>> +     if (filter.with_commit || filter.no_commit || filter.merge != REF_FILTER_MERGED_NONE || filter.points_at.nr)
>>               list = 1;
>
> Could we wrap this long conditional?

Done. Will also go through the series as a whole & find other such occurances.

>> diff --git a/builtin/for-each-ref.c b/builtin/for-each-ref.c
>> index df41fa0350..a11542c4fd 100644
>> --- a/builtin/for-each-ref.c
>> +++ b/builtin/for-each-ref.c
>> @@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ static char const * const for_each_ref_usage[] = {
>>       N_("git for-each-ref [<options>] [<pattern>]"),
>>       N_("git for-each-ref [--points-at <object>]"),
>>       N_("git for-each-ref [(--merged | --no-merged) [<object>]]"),
>> -     N_("git for-each-ref [--contains [<object>]]"),
>> +     N_("git for-each-ref [(--contains | --no-contains) [<object>]]"),
>>       NULL
>
> I'm not sure if this presentation implies that the two cannot be used
> together. It copies "--merged/--no-merged", but I think those two
> _can't_ be used together (it probably wouldn't be hard to make it work,
> but if nobody cares it may not be worth spending time on).

Yeah this has been bothering me a bit too. I'll change the various
--help and synopsis entries to split them up, since they're not
mutually exclusive at all.

> I also wonder if we need to explicitly document that --contains and
> --no-contains can be used together and don't cancel each other. The
> other option is to pick a new name ("--omits" is the most concise one I
> could think of; maybe that is preferable anyway because it avoids
> negation).
>
>> @@ -457,7 +459,7 @@ int cmd_tag(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
>>       if (!cmdmode && !create_tag_object) {
>>               if (argc == 0)
>>                       cmdmode = 'l';
>> -             else if (filter.with_commit || filter.points_at.nr || filter.merge_commit || filter.lines != -1)
>> +             else if (filter.with_commit || filter.no_commit || filter.points_at.nr || filter.merge_commit || filter.lines != -1)
>
> Ditto here on the wrapping. There were a few other long lines, but I
> won't point them all out.
>
>> -             /* We perform the filtering for the '--contains' option */
>> +             /* We perform the filtering for the '--contains' option... */
>>               if (filter->with_commit &&
>> -                 !commit_contains(filter, commit, &ref_cbdata->contains_cache))
>> +                 !commit_contains(filter, commit, filter->with_commit, &ref_cbdata->contains_cache))
>> +                     return 0;
>> +             /* ...or for the `--no-contains' option */
>> +             if (filter->no_commit &&
>> +                 commit_contains(filter, commit, filter->no_commit, &ref_cbdata->no_contains_cache))
>>                       return 0;
>
> This looks nice and simple. Good.
>
>> +# As the docs say, list tags which contain a specified *commit*. We
>> +# don't recurse down to tags for trees or blobs pointed to by *those*
>> +# commits.
>> +test_expect_success 'Does --[no-]contains stop at commits? Yes!' '
>> +     cd no-contains &&
>> +     blob=$(git rev-parse v0.3:v0.3.t) &&
>> +     tree=$(git rev-parse v0.3^{tree}) &&
>> +     git tag tag-blob $blob &&
>> +     git tag tag-tree $tree &&
>> +     git tag --contains v0.3 >actual &&
>> +     cat >expected <<-\EOF &&
>> +     v0.3
>> +     v0.4
>> +     v0.5
>> +     EOF
>> +     test_cmp expected actual &&
>> +     git tag --no-contains v0.3 >actual &&
>> +     cat >expected <<-\EOF &&
>> +     v0.1
>> +     v0.2
>> +     EOF
>> +     test_cmp expected actual
>> +'
>
> The tests mostly look fine, but this one puzzled me. I guess we're
> checking that tag-blob does not contain v0.3. But how could it?

It's a very defensive test, but I'd like to leave it in.

It would be possible, and perhaps efficient in some cases, to
implement "--no-contains <commit>" internally as literally something
that just ran "--contains <commit>", got the list of tags, stashed
them into a hash, and then did a "git tag -l" and printed out anything
*not* in the hash.

This test is asserting that we don't somehow regress to such an implementation.

> The more interesting test to me is:
>
>   git tag --contains $blob
>
> which should barf on a non-commit.

Will make sure that's tested for.

> For the --no-contains side, you could argue that the blob-tag doesn't
> contain the commit, and it should be listed. But it looks like we just
> drop all non-commit tags completely as soon as we start to do a
> contains/not-contains traversal.
>
> I think the more relevant comparison is "--no-merged", and it behaves
> the same way as your new --no-contains. I don't think I saw this
> subtlety in the documentation, though. It might be worth mentioning
> (unless I just missed it).

For --contains we explicitly document "contain the specified commit",
i.e. you couldn't expect this to list tree-test, and indeed it
doesn't:

    $ git tag tree-test master^{tree}
    $ git tag -l --contains master '*test*'

However the --[no-]merged option says "reachable [...] from the
specified commit", which seems to me to be a bit more ambiguous as to
whether you could expect it to print tree/blob tags.

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Thread overview: 37+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-03-18 10:32 [PATCH 0/8] Various changes to the "tag" command Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 10:32 ` [PATCH 1/8] tag: Remove a TODO item from the test suite Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 18:14   ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-18 18:42     ` [PATCH 0/2] doc/SubmittingPatches: A couple of minor improvements Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 18:42     ` [PATCH 1/2] doc/SubmittingPatches: clarify the casing convention for "area: change..." Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 19:04       ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-18 19:16         ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 20:07           ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-18 18:42     ` [PATCH 2/2] doc/SubmittingPatches: show how to get a CLI commit summary Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 19:07       ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-19  0:48   ` [PATCH 1/8] tag: Remove a TODO item from the test suite Jakub Narębski
2017-03-19  6:43     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 10:32 ` [PATCH 2/8] tag: Refactor the options handling code to be less bizarro Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 18:35   ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-18 19:13     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 19:27       ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-18 20:00         ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 10:32 ` [PATCH 3/8] tag: Change misleading --list <pattern> documentation Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 18:43   ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-18 19:49     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-20  3:44     ` Jeff King
2017-03-20 15:55       ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-20 17:07         ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-20 16:09       ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-20 16:11         ` Jeff King
2017-03-18 10:32 ` [PATCH 4/8] tag: Implicitly supply --list given another list-like option Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-20  3:55   ` Jeff King
2017-03-20  9:16     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 10:32 ` [PATCH 5/8] tag: Implicitly supply --list given the -n option Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-20  4:02   ` Jeff King
2017-03-18 10:32 ` [PATCH 6/8] ref-filter: Add --no-contains option to tag/branch/for-each-ref Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-20  4:25   ` Jeff King
2017-03-20  9:32     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason [this message]
2017-03-20 19:52       ` Jeff King
2017-03-20 20:04         ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 10:32 ` [PATCH 8/8] tag: Change --point-at to default to HEAD Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 18:54   ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-18 19:52     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-20  4:26 ` [PATCH 0/8] Various changes to the "tag" command Jeff King
2017-03-20 15:57   ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-21 15:51 [PATCH v2 2/2] doc/SubmittingPatches: show how to get a CLI commit summary SZEDER Gábor
2017-03-21 17:58 ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-21 18:47   ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-21 20:01   ` SZEDER Gábor
2017-03-21 20:13     ` Junio C Hamano

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