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From: Eric Sunshine <sunshine@sunshineco.com>
To: "Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason" <avarab@gmail.com>
Cc: Git List <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>,
	Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>,
	Denton Liu <liu.denton@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] parse-options: allow for configuring option abbreviation
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 17:23:25 -0400
Message-ID: <CAPig+cR0Ldt3EpQ683ZFNFXggfsTrdeZ3R-V6pDBZNA1N3c+xg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190325202329.26033-2-avarab@gmail.com>

On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 4:23 PM Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
<avarab@gmail.com> wrote:
> diff --git a/Documentation/config/core.txt b/Documentation/config/core.txt
> @@ -1,3 +1,15 @@
> +core.abbreviatedOptions::
> +       Defaults to `true` which allows options to be abbreviated as
> +       long as they aren't ambiguous, e.g. for linkgit:git-init[1]
> +       the `--bare` option can be abbreviated as `--bar`, `--ba` or
> +       even `--b` since no other option starts with those
> +       prefixes. However, if such an option were added in the future
> +       any use of these abbreviations would break.
> ++
> +By setting this to false (e.g. in scripts) you can defend against such
> +future breakages by enforcing that options must always be fully
> +provided.

I don't get why having a configuration option is better for defending
scripts against this problem than a simple environment variable. It
seems easier for the script prologue to contain:

    GIT_TEST_ABBREVIATED_OPTIONS=false
    export GIT_TEST_ABBREVIATED_OPTIONS

than for it to muck about with git-config or use "git -c
core.abbreviatedOptions=false ..." everywhere. The commit message
doesn't do a good enough job of justifying the configuration option
over the environment variable.

Also, if this is now intended to be more general (aiding script
writers) than just being for our test suite, then dropping "TEST" from
the name seems warranted:

    GIT_ABBREVIATED_OPTIONS

  reply	other threads:[~2019-03-25 21:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 52+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-03-25 18:14 [PATCH 0/8] Do not use abbreviated options in tests Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2019-03-25 18:14 ` [PATCH 1/8] tests (rebase): spell out the `--keep-empty` option Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2019-03-25 18:14 ` [PATCH 2/8] tests (rebase): spell out the `--force-rebase` option Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2019-03-25 18:14 ` [PATCH 3/8] t7810: do not abbreviate `--no-exclude-standard` nor `--invert-match` Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2019-03-25 18:14 ` [PATCH 4/8] t5531: avoid using an abbreviated option Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2019-03-25 18:14 ` [PATCH 5/8] tests (push): do not abbreviate the `--follow-tags` option Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2019-03-25 18:14 ` [PATCH 6/8] tests (status): spell out the `--find-renames` option in full Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2019-03-25 18:14 ` [PATCH 8/8] tests: disallow the use of abbreviated options (by default) Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2019-03-25 18:35   ` Denton Liu
2019-03-25 20:26     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2019-04-12  8:48       ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-04-12  8:50     ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-03-25 19:47   ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2019-04-12  8:59     ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-03-25 18:14 ` [PATCH 7/8] tests (pack-objects): use the full, unabbreviated `--revs` option Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2019-03-25 20:23 ` [PATCH 0/2] allow for configuring option abbreviation + fix Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2019-03-25 20:23 ` [PATCH 1/2] parse-options: allow for configuring option abbreviation Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2019-03-25 21:23   ` Eric Sunshine [this message]
2019-03-25 22:47     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2019-03-26  4:14       ` Duy Nguyen
2019-03-26  6:28         ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2019-03-26  7:13           ` Duy Nguyen
2019-03-26 11:00             ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2019-04-01 10:47     ` Junio C Hamano
2019-04-12  9:06       ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-03-25 20:23 ` [PATCH 2/2] parse-options: don't emit "ambiguous option" for aliases Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2019-04-17 12:44   ` [PATCH v2] " Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2019-04-17 16:04     ` Duy Nguyen
2019-04-18  0:48       ` Junio C Hamano
2019-04-18  9:29         ` Duy Nguyen
2019-04-19  4:39           ` Junio C Hamano
2019-04-22 12:22             ` [PATCH] " Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
2019-04-22 12:34               ` Duy Nguyen
2019-04-29 10:05               ` [PATCH v2] " Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
2019-05-07  3:43                 ` Junio C Hamano
2019-05-07 11:58                   ` Duy Nguyen
2019-04-02  0:58 ` [PATCH 0/8] Do not use abbreviated options in tests Junio C Hamano
2019-04-12  9:37 ` [PATCH v2 " Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2019-04-12  9:37   ` [PATCH v2 1/8] tests (rebase): spell out the `--keep-empty` option Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2019-04-12  9:37   ` [PATCH v2 2/8] tests (rebase): spell out the `--force-rebase` option Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2019-04-12  9:37   ` [PATCH v2 3/8] t7810: do not abbreviate `--no-exclude-standard` nor `--invert-match` Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2019-04-12  9:37   ` [PATCH v2 4/8] t5531: avoid using an abbreviated option Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2019-04-12  9:37   ` [PATCH v2 5/8] tests (push): do not abbreviate the `--follow-tags` option Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2019-04-12  9:37   ` [PATCH v2 7/8] tests (pack-objects): use the full, unabbreviated `--revs` option Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2019-04-12  9:37   ` [PATCH v2 6/8] tests (status): spell out the `--find-renames` option in full Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2019-04-12  9:37   ` [PATCH v2 8/8] tests: disallow the use of abbreviated options (by default) Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2019-04-14  2:35     ` Junio C Hamano
2019-04-15  2:55       ` Junio C Hamano
2019-04-15 13:09         ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-04-15 13:45           ` Junio C Hamano
2019-04-17 12:07             ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-04-15 13:08       ` Johannes Schindelin

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