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From: Eric Sunshine <sunshine@sunshineco.com>
To: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
Cc: Johannes Postler <johannes.postler@txture.io>,
	Git List <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] format-patch: support --output option
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2020 15:16:04 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAPig+cSOB+raZHEpSeqnZZ-VHNqLqVyrfVUA8fCr97mv8oSBFw@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20201104191559.GA3053889@coredump.intra.peff.net>

On Wed, Nov 4, 2020 at 2:16 PM Jeff King <peff@peff.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 04, 2020 at 12:27:30PM -0500, Eric Sunshine wrote:
> > The commit message's justification for supporting --output seems
> > reasonable. However, my knee-jerk reaction to the implementation was
> > that it feels overly magical and a bit too hacky. I can see the logic
> > in it but it also leaves a bad taste when the implementation has to
> > "undo" a side-effect of some other piece of code, which makes it feel
> > unplanned and fragile. [...]
>
> FWIW, that unsetting of rev.diffopt.close_file is exactly how git-log
> does it. So while I agree it's a bit ugly, this is the intended way for
> --output to be used across multiple diffs, and with log_tree_commit().
> I'd prefer to go this way for now, and if somebody wants to make it less
> ugly, they can clean up all of the callers in one go.

If you intend to re-roll, it might make sense to include this
explanation in the commit message since existing precedent helps sell
the ugliness (bad taste), making for a less negative knee-jerk
reaction.

  reply	other threads:[~2020-11-04 20:16 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-11-04 10:18 [Bug report] Crash when creating patch Johannes Postler
2020-11-04 13:24 ` Jeff King
2020-11-04 13:25   ` [PATCH 1/3] format-patch: refactor output selection Jeff King
2020-11-04 17:01     ` Eric Sunshine
2020-11-04 17:13       ` Jeff King
2020-11-04 13:27   ` [PATCH 2/3] format-patch: tie file-opening logic to output_directory Jeff King
2020-11-04 17:03     ` Eric Sunshine
2020-11-04 13:29   ` [PATCH 3/3] format-patch: support --output option Jeff King
2020-11-04 17:27     ` Eric Sunshine
2020-11-04 19:15       ` Jeff King
2020-11-04 20:16         ` Eric Sunshine [this message]
2020-11-04 18:00     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-04 19:26   ` [PATCH v2] format-patch --output Jeff King
2020-11-04 19:28     ` [PATCH v2 1/3] format-patch: refactor output selection Jeff King
2020-11-04 19:28     ` [PATCH v2 2/3] format-patch: tie file-opening logic to output_directory Jeff King
2020-11-04 19:28     ` [PATCH v2 3/3] format-patch: support --output option Jeff King
2020-11-05  6:30     ` [PATCH v2] format-patch --output Johannes Postler

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