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From: Christian Couder <christian.couder@gmail.com>
To: Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>
Cc: Kaartic Sivaraam <kaartic.sivaraam@gmail.com>,
	Jeff King <peff@peff.net>, git <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	Christian Couder <chriscool@tuxfamily.org>
Subject: Re: Git in Outreachy?
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 09:40:56 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAP8UFD1BxnOk4-gaUQb9bY5zhAtD8Jy-x0RC=pNMSQvUaVxRmg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <nycvar.QRO.7.76.6.2009162206580.56@tvgsbejvaqbjf.bet>

Hi Dscho,

On Wed, Sep 16, 2020 at 10:27 PM Johannes Schindelin
<Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de> wrote:

> On Wed, 16 Sep 2020, Christian Couder wrote:

> > To summarize more, it seems to me that only the following scripts
> > could be worth converting:
> >
> > git-difftool--helper.sh
> > git-mergetool--lib.sh
> > git-mergetool.sh
> >
> > I wonder if they are really worth converting though, as they should
> > probably all be converted together and we would likely also need to
> > convert the scripts in mergetools/ at the same time. And then there
> > should be a way to still easily configure things for users. So perhaps
> > a better way to approach this would be first to convert the scripts in
> > mergetools/ into config files.
>
> The biggest problem is that they're all entangled.
> `git-difftool--helper.sh` sources `git-mergetool--lib.sh` and uses quite a
> bit of its machinery.

Yeah, I agree this is an issue.

> As to converting the scripts to config files, I'd rather have them
> hard-coded in the source code.

I am not sure what are the pros and cons of hardcoding vs config files
in this case.

My opinion is that config files would make it easier for people to
contribute what's needed for new tools, while hardcoding might make it
more easily extensible for us and might reduce backward compatibility
issues.

> I would then probably try to implement the bare minimum for the
> `difftool--helper` command to work (re-implementing in C only the parts of
> `mergetool--lib` that are necessary), and only in a next patch series work
> on `mergetool`.

Thanks for your opinion on this. For now I think it needs to be
discussed more before we could suggest it as a project.

Best,
Christian.

  reply	other threads:[~2020-09-19  7:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 44+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-28  6:56 Jeff King
2020-08-31  6:55 ` Christian Couder
2020-09-03  6:00   ` Jonathan Nieder
2020-09-04 14:14     ` Philip Oakley
2020-09-07 18:49       ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-09-16 15:16         ` Philip Oakley
2020-09-16 18:43           ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-09-17 14:42             ` Philip Oakley
2020-09-09 18:26     ` Taylor Blau
2020-09-10  1:39       ` Jonathan Nieder
2020-09-10  2:19         ` Taylor Blau
2020-09-16  9:12     ` Christian Couder
2020-09-16  6:42   ` Christian Couder
2020-08-31 17:41 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-31 18:05 ` Emily Shaffer
2020-09-01 12:51   ` Jeff King
2020-09-03  5:41     ` Jeff King
2020-09-15 17:35       ` Jeff King
2020-09-15 17:55         ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2020-09-15 18:02           ` Jeff King
2020-09-19  8:12         ` Christian Couder
2020-09-19 15:10           ` Phillip Wood
2020-09-16  8:45     ` Christian Couder
2020-09-02  4:00 ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-09-16  9:01   ` Christian Couder
2020-09-16  9:45     ` Phillip Wood
2020-09-17  9:43     ` Christian Couder
2020-09-17 10:14       ` Phillip Wood
2020-09-18  8:37         ` Christian Couder
2020-09-17 15:34       ` Elijah Newren
2020-09-18  8:42         ` Christian Couder
2020-09-27 16:59     ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2020-09-27 21:16       ` Christian Couder
2020-10-29 10:13         ` Christian Couder
2020-09-06 18:56 ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2020-09-07 18:55   ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-09-16  9:35     ` Christian Couder
2020-09-16 20:27       ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-09-19  7:40         ` Christian Couder [this message]
2020-09-20 15:06           ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-09-20 16:31   ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2020-09-21  4:22     ` Christian Couder
2020-09-21  7:59       ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2020-09-21 20:56       ` Shourya Shukla

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