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From: Christian Couder <>
To: ZheNing Hu <>
Cc: Git List <>,
	Junio C Hamano <>,
	Denton Liu <>,
	Hariom verma <>,
	Eric Sunshine <>,
	Jiang Xin <>, Jeff King <>
Subject: Re: [GSoC] Hello Git
Date: Tue, 18 May 2021 16:32:18 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Hi ZheNing,

On Tue, May 18, 2021 at 8:40 AM ZheNing Hu <> wrote:
> Hello,Git!
> ### Self introduction
> I'm ZheNing Hu, I am very lucky to participate in the GSoC
> git project this year. Many people in the git community already
> have given me a lot of help in the past few months.
> Junio, Christian, Peff, Eric, Denton..., it's great to get along with
> you guys! Your review and guidance have greatly benefited
> my growth.

We are very happy with your application to the GSoC with us, and with
your work so far!

> In these days before GSoC, I learned some simple command
> implementation and data structures of git, learned strict coding
> standards and learned how to test, More importantly, I learned how
> to communicate with these kind-hearted reviewers.
> Of course, there are still many difficulties for me:
> * My poor English sometimes can’t express the meaning clearly.
> * The Git architecture is very large, even a small command may
> require very complex logic to implement, I often feel very difficult
> to find clues.
> Therefore, during GSoC, I hope to overcome these difficulties and
> learn more in-depth knowledge in git.


> ### How to complete my GSoC project
> I don’t want to be rejected by Git after I have completed a lot of
> content, as Olga once did, Therefore, I think it is best to move in
> the right direction step by step under everyone's supervision.

Sometimes it's very difficult to know in advance what will work well
enough to be accepted. And if something doesn't work well enough we
can still learn from that, and sometimes use it as a base to implement
something better.

> Current condition:
> 1. In order to use a unified interface containing both short-named
> and full-named atoms, inspired by the short name option and long name
> option of "OPT_*" in `parse-options.h`,  I thought I should add a new short
> name atom to `struct valid_atom` for expansion in `ref-filter.c`, In [1]:
> Junio thinks that `--format` with two-letters short atoms should not be
> implemented in `ref-filter.c` and provided for the `for-each-ref` family.
> Instead, let the "log" family learn the full-named atom. To ensure the
> consistency of `log --format` and `for-each-ref --format`.


> But for now,
> It seems that the parsing of full-named atoms in `pretty.c` is not very elegant.
> E.g.
>    if (skip_prefix(placeholder, "(describe", &arg)) {
>    ...
>    }
>        if (skip_prefix(placeholder, "(trailers", &arg)) {
>    ...
>    }
> We should have an atom table like `valid_atom` in `ref-filter.c`,
> but this is missing in `pretty.c`. So how do we complete the
> unification of the two types of atoms now?

Yeah, unifying pretty.c and ref-filter.c was the purpose of Hariom's
GSoC last year, and there is still work to do on this, but you might
want to focus on the format code used by git cat-file first, as that's
what your project is about.

> 2. "50cfe1f([GSOC] ref-filter: introduce enum atom_type)" has
> been merged into the `next` branch, should we focus on the
> performance optimization of `ref-filter.c`? Finally, we can build a
> `format_cat_file_item()` similar to `format_ref_array_item()`,
> which should not be difficult. And we have to make sure that the
> performance of `cat-file --batch` is not lower than before.

I wonder if format_ref_array_item() could not just be used by
batch_object_write() like Olga did it in:

> ### The connection between Git and the file system
> I am currently studying operating system course, git as a
> file system on top of the file system.
> There are many differences and similarities with ordinary
> file systems. I am very curious about this knowledge, do
> not know if there are any relevant reading materials?

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  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-18 14:32 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-18  6:40 ZheNing Hu
2021-05-18 14:32 ` Christian Couder [this message]
2021-05-20  7:14   ` ZheNing Hu
2021-05-20  8:00     ` Christian Couder
2021-05-20  8:09       ` ZheNing Hu
2021-05-20 14:59         ` Christian Couder
2021-05-19  7:19 ` Jiang Xin
2021-05-20  7:21   ` ZheNing Hu

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