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From: Eric Sunshine <sunshine@sunshineco.com>
To: Thomas Gummerer <t.gummerer@gmail.com>
Cc: Git List <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy  <pclouds@gmail.com>,
	Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v8 2/4] worktree: improve message when creating a new worktree
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 23:58:02 -0400
Message-ID: <CAPig+cSOhdfyn+yJcsM9h3r7Atf4pQCX7pgPOB2hv+OHJ3r1bg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180423193848.5159-3-t.gummerer@gmail.com>

On Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 3:38 PM, Thomas Gummerer <t.gummerer@gmail.com> wrote:
> Currently 'git worktree add' produces output like the following:
>
>     Preparing ../foo (identifier foo)
>     HEAD is now at 26da330922 <title>
>
> The '../foo' is the path where the worktree is created, which the user
> has just given on the command line.  The identifier is an internal
> implementation detail, which is not particularly relevant for the user
> and indeed isn't mentioned explicitly anywhere in the man page.
>
> Instead of this message, print a message that gives the user a bit more
> detail of what exactly 'git worktree' is doing.  There are various dwim
> modes which perform some magic under the hood, which should be
> helpful to users.  Just from the output of the command it is not always
> visible to users what exactly has happened.
>
> Help the users a bit more by modifying the "Preparing ..." message and
> adding some additional information of what 'git worktree add' did under
> the hood, while not displaying the identifier anymore.
>
> Currently this ends up in three different cases:

You now enumerate four cases, not three. Perhaps: "There are several
different cases:"

>   - 'git worktree add -b ...' or 'git worktree add <path>', both of
>     which create a new branch, either through the user explicitly
>     requesting it, or through 'git worktree add' implicitly creating
>     it.  This will end up with the following output:
>
>       Preparing worktree (new branch '<branch>')
>       HEAD is now at 26da330922 <title>
>
>   - 'git worktree add -B ...', which may either create a new branch if
>     the branch with the given name does not exist yet, or resets an
>     existing branch to the current HEAD, or the commit-ish given.
>     Depending on which action is taken, we'll end up with the following
>     output:
>
>       Preparing worktree (resetting branch 'next'; was at caa68db14)
>       HEAD is now at 26da330922 <title>

For consistency with the other examples: s/next/<branch>/

>     or:
>
>       Preparing worktree (new branch '<branch>')
>       HEAD is now at 26da330922 <title>
>
>   - 'git worktree add --detach' or 'git worktree add <path>
>     <commit-ish>', both of which create a new worktree with a detached
>     HEAD, for which we will print the following output:
>
>       Preparing worktree (detached HEAD 26da330922)
>       HEAD is now at 26da330922 <title>
>
>   - 'git worktree add <path> <local-branch>', which checks out the
>     branch prints the following output:

s/prints/and prints/

>       Preparing worktree (checking out '<branch>')
>       HEAD is now at 47007d5 <title>

s/<branch>/<local-branch>/ would probably be clearer since you use
<local-branch> in the example command.

> [...]
> Helped-by: Eric Sunshine <sunshine@sunshineco.com>
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Gummerer <t.gummerer@gmail.com>
> ---
> diff --git a/builtin/worktree.c b/builtin/worktree.c
> @@ -355,6 +353,40 @@ static int add_worktree(const char *path, const char *refname,
> +static void print_preparing_worktree_line(int detach,
> +                                         const char *branch,
> +                                         const char *new_branch,
> +                                         const char *new_branch_force)
> +{
> +       if (new_branch_force) {
> +               struct commit *commit = lookup_commit_reference_by_name(new_branch_force);

Nit: By the time this function is called, 'new_branch' contains the
same value as 'new_branch_force' if "-B" was used. 'new_branch' _is_
the name of the new branch, forced or not, and it's easier to reason
about 'new_branch_force' as a mere boolean indicating whether "force"
is in effect. This suggests that the final argument to this function
should be a boolean (int) named either 'force' or 'force_new_branch',
and that 'new_branch' should be used everywhere the code needs to
reference the new branch name (forced or not).

Not worth a re-roll.

> +               if (!commit)
> +                       printf_ln(_("Preparing worktree (new branch '%s')"), new_branch_force);
> +               else
> +                       printf_ln(_("Preparing worktree (resetting branch '%s'; was at %s)"),
> +                                 new_branch_force,
> +                                 find_unique_abbrev(commit->object.oid.hash,
> +                                                    DEFAULT_ABBREV));
> +       } else if (new_branch) {
> +               printf_ln(_("Preparing worktree (new branch '%s')"), new_branch);
> +       } else {
> +               struct strbuf s = STRBUF_INIT;
> +               if (!detach && !strbuf_check_branch_ref(&s, branch) &&
> +                   ref_exists(s.buf))
> +                       printf_ln(_("Preparing worktree (checking out '%s')"),
> +                                 branch);
> +               else {
> +                       struct commit *commit = lookup_commit_reference_by_name(branch);
> +                       if (!commit)
> +                               die(_("invalid reference: %s"), branch);
> +                       printf_ln(_("Preparing worktree (detached HEAD %s)"),
> +                                 find_unique_abbrev(commit->object.oid.hash,
> +                                                    DEFAULT_ABBREV));
> +               }

It's too bad this final case duplicates so much code from
add_worktree(). Perhaps some future refactoring patch (not part of
this series) can consolidate the code.

> +               strbuf_release(&s);
> +       }
> +}
> @@ -434,6 +466,8 @@ static int add(int ac, const char **av, const char *prefix)
> +       print_preparing_worktree_line(opts.detach, branch, new_branch, new_branch_force);
> +
>         if (new_branch) {
>                 struct child_process cp = CHILD_PROCESS_INIT;

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Thread overview: 112+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-01-21 12:02 [PATCH] worktree: teach "add" to check out existing branches Thomas Gummerer
2018-01-21 12:02 ` Robert P. J. Day
2018-01-22 11:18 ` Duy Nguyen
2018-01-22 20:17   ` Thomas Gummerer
2018-02-04 22:13 ` [PATCH v2 0/3] " Thomas Gummerer
2018-02-04 22:13   ` [PATCH v2 1/3] worktree: improve message when creating a new worktree Thomas Gummerer
2018-02-05  2:12     ` Duy Nguyen
2018-02-05 20:13       ` Thomas Gummerer
2018-02-05 20:15       ` Junio C Hamano
2018-02-07  8:51       ` Eric Sunshine
2018-02-09 11:27         ` Thomas Gummerer
2018-02-09 12:08           ` Duy Nguyen
2018-02-10 11:20             ` Duy Nguyen
2018-02-04 22:13   ` [PATCH v2 2/3] worktree: be clearer when "add" dwim-ery kicks in Thomas Gummerer
2018-02-04 22:13   ` [PATCH v2 3/3] worktree: teach "add" to check out existing branches Thomas Gummerer
2018-02-05  2:18     ` Duy Nguyen
2018-02-05 20:20       ` Junio C Hamano
2018-02-05 20:23       ` Thomas Gummerer
2018-02-06 11:53         ` Duy Nguyen
2018-02-09 11:04           ` Thomas Gummerer
2018-03-17 22:08   ` [PATCH v3 0/4] " Thomas Gummerer
2018-03-17 22:08     ` [PATCH v3 1/4] worktree: improve message when creating a new worktree Thomas Gummerer
2018-03-17 22:08     ` [PATCH v3 2/4] worktree: be clearer when "add" dwim-ery kicks in Thomas Gummerer
2018-03-17 22:08     ` [PATCH v3 3/4] worktree: factor out dwim_branch function Thomas Gummerer
2018-03-17 22:08     ` [PATCH v3 4/4] worktree: teach "add" to check out existing branches Thomas Gummerer
2018-03-17 22:22     ` [PATCH v4 0/4] " Thomas Gummerer
2018-03-17 22:22       ` [PATCH v4 1/4] worktree: improve message when creating a new worktree Thomas Gummerer
2018-03-19 17:11         ` Duy Nguyen
2018-03-19 18:09           ` Junio C Hamano
2018-03-20  6:37         ` Eric Sunshine
2018-03-24 20:34           ` Thomas Gummerer
2018-03-17 22:22       ` [PATCH v4 2/4] worktree: be clearer when "add" dwim-ery kicks in Thomas Gummerer
2018-03-20  6:40         ` Eric Sunshine
2018-03-20  7:26         ` Eric Sunshine
2018-03-20  7:32           ` Eric Sunshine
2018-03-24 20:35             ` Thomas Gummerer
2018-03-17 22:22       ` [PATCH v4 3/4] worktree: factor out dwim_branch function Thomas Gummerer
2018-03-17 22:22       ` [PATCH v4 4/4] worktree: teach "add" to check out existing branches Thomas Gummerer
2018-03-20  8:02         ` Eric Sunshine
2018-03-24 21:00           ` Thomas Gummerer
2018-03-25 13:49       ` [PATCH v5 0/6] " Thomas Gummerer
2018-03-25 13:49         ` [PATCH v5 1/6] worktree: improve message when creating a new worktree Thomas Gummerer
2018-03-25 13:49         ` [PATCH v5 2/6] worktree: be clearer when "add" dwim-ery kicks in Thomas Gummerer
2018-03-27  8:59           ` Eric Sunshine
2018-03-30 13:53             ` Thomas Gummerer
2018-03-25 13:49         ` [PATCH v5 3/6] worktree: remove force_new_branch from struct add_opts Thomas Gummerer
2018-03-27  9:00           ` Eric Sunshine
2018-03-30 13:55             ` Thomas Gummerer
2018-03-25 13:49         ` [PATCH v5 4/6] worktree: factor out dwim_branch function Thomas Gummerer
2018-03-27  9:01           ` Eric Sunshine
2018-03-25 13:49         ` [PATCH v5 5/6] worktree: teach "add" to check out existing branches Thomas Gummerer
2018-03-27  9:04           ` Eric Sunshine
2018-03-30 14:04             ` Thomas Gummerer
2018-03-25 13:49         ` [PATCH v5 6/6] t2025: rename now outdated branch name Thomas Gummerer
2018-03-27  8:58         ` [PATCH v5 0/6] worktree: teach "add" to check out existing branches Eric Sunshine
2018-03-30 14:08           ` Thomas Gummerer
2018-03-31 15:17         ` [PATCH v6 " Thomas Gummerer
2018-03-31 15:17           ` [PATCH v6 1/6] worktree: remove extra members from struct add_opts Thomas Gummerer
2018-03-31 15:18           ` [PATCH v6 2/6] reset: introduce show-new-head-line option Thomas Gummerer
2018-04-02 20:29             ` Junio C Hamano
2018-04-02 22:07               ` Thomas Gummerer
2018-04-02 22:20               ` Thomas Gummerer
2018-04-02 20:34             ` Junio C Hamano
2018-04-02 22:09               ` Thomas Gummerer
2018-03-31 15:18           ` [PATCH v6 3/6] worktree: improve message when creating a new worktree Thomas Gummerer
2018-04-08  9:27             ` Eric Sunshine
2018-03-31 15:18           ` [PATCH v6 4/6] worktree: be clearer when "add" dwim-ery kicks in Thomas Gummerer
2018-03-31 15:18           ` [PATCH v6 5/6] worktree: factor out dwim_branch function Thomas Gummerer
2018-03-31 15:18           ` [PATCH v6 6/6] worktree: teach "add" to check out existing branches Thomas Gummerer
2018-04-01 13:11             ` [PATCH v6 6.5/6] fixup! " Thomas Gummerer
2018-04-09  0:23               ` Eric Sunshine
2018-04-09 19:44                 ` Thomas Gummerer
2018-04-09 21:35                   ` Eric Sunshine
2018-04-08 10:09             ` [PATCH v6 6/6] " Eric Sunshine
2018-04-08 14:30               ` Thomas Gummerer
2018-04-08  9:08           ` [PATCH v6 0/6] " Eric Sunshine
2018-04-08 14:24             ` Thomas Gummerer
2018-04-09  0:38               ` Eric Sunshine
2018-04-09 19:47                 ` Thomas Gummerer
2018-04-09 19:30             ` Thomas Gummerer
2018-04-09 22:06               ` Eric Sunshine
2018-04-11 20:09                 ` Thomas Gummerer
2018-04-11 20:48                   ` Eric Sunshine
2018-04-11 20:50                   ` Thomas Gummerer
2018-04-11 21:14                     ` Eric Sunshine
2018-04-15 20:29           ` [PATCH v7 0/4] " Thomas Gummerer
2018-04-15 20:29             ` [PATCH v7 1/4] worktree: remove extra members from struct add_opts Thomas Gummerer
2018-04-15 20:29             ` [PATCH v7 2/4] worktree: improve message when creating a new worktree Thomas Gummerer
2018-04-16  2:09               ` Junio C Hamano
2018-04-23 18:55                 ` Thomas Gummerer
2018-04-23  4:27               ` Eric Sunshine
2018-04-23 18:50                 ` Thomas Gummerer
2018-04-15 20:29             ` [PATCH v7 3/4] worktree: factor out dwim_branch function Thomas Gummerer
2018-04-15 20:29             ` [PATCH v7 4/4] worktree: teach "add" to check out existing branches Thomas Gummerer
2018-04-23  4:52             ` [PATCH v7 0/4] " Eric Sunshine
2018-04-23 19:38             ` [PATCH v8 " Thomas Gummerer
2018-04-23 19:38               ` [PATCH v8 1/4] worktree: remove extra members from struct add_opts Thomas Gummerer
2018-04-24  3:26                 ` Eric Sunshine
2018-04-23 19:38               ` [PATCH v8 2/4] worktree: improve message when creating a new worktree Thomas Gummerer
2018-04-24  3:58                 ` Eric Sunshine [this message]
2018-04-23 19:38               ` [PATCH v8 3/4] worktree: factor out dwim_branch function Thomas Gummerer
2018-04-23 19:38               ` [PATCH v8 4/4] worktree: teach "add" to check out existing branches Thomas Gummerer
2018-04-24  4:25                 ` Eric Sunshine
2018-04-24 21:56               ` [PATCH v9 0/4] " Thomas Gummerer
2018-04-24 21:56                 ` [PATCH v9 1/4] worktree: remove extra members from struct add_opts Thomas Gummerer
2018-04-24 21:56                 ` [PATCH v9 2/4] worktree: improve message when creating a new worktree Thomas Gummerer
2018-04-24 21:56                 ` [PATCH v9 3/4] worktree: factor out dwim_branch function Thomas Gummerer
2018-04-24 21:56                 ` [PATCH v9 4/4] worktree: teach "add" to check out existing branches Thomas Gummerer
2018-04-27  7:36                 ` [PATCH v9 0/4] " Eric Sunshine
2018-04-28 16:09                   ` Thomas Gummerer
2018-04-30  0:07                     ` Junio C Hamano
2018-03-18  0:24     ` [PATCH v3 " Junio C Hamano

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