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From: Eric Sunshine <sunshine@sunshineco.com>
To: Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget <gitgitgadget@gmail.com>
Cc: "Git List" <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	"Jonathan Nieder" <jrnieder@gmail.com>,
	"Emily Shaffer" <emilyshaffer@google.com>,
	"Johannes Schindelin" <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>,
	"Jeff King" <peff@peff.net>,
	"brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.net>,
	"Martin Ågren" <martin.agren@gmail.com>,
	"Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason" <avarab@gmail.com>,
	"Derrick Stolee" <stolee@gmail.com>,
	"Derrick Stolee" <derrickstolee@github.com>,
	"Derrick Stolee" <dstolee@microsoft.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 5/8] config: add --fixed-value option, un-implemented
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 18:04:05 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAPig+cTVu4tpvzCyje7_nUbVD0ZdZudzw-SDSm9e8LmOo3w5ng@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <0c276ffcee4be302be3db9b43ab8371ef26a0aec.1606342377.git.gitgitgadget@gmail.com>

On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 5:13 PM Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
<gitgitgadget@gmail.com> wrote:
> [...]
> Add a new '--fixed-value' option that does not currently change the
> behavior. The implementation will be filled in by later changes for
> each appropriate action. For now, check and test that --fixed-value
> will abort the command when included with an incompatible action or
> without a 'value-pattern' argument.
> [...]
> Signed-off-by: Derrick Stolee <dstolee@microsoft.com>
> ---
> diff --git a/Documentation/git-config.txt b/Documentation/git-config.txt
> @@ -9,15 +9,15 @@ git-config - Get and set repository or global options
> +'git config' [<file-option>] [--type=<type>] [--show-origin] [--show-scope] [-z|--null] [--fixed-value] --get name [value-pattern]
> +'git config' [<file-option>] [--type=<type>] [--show-origin] [--show-scope] [-z|--null] [--fixed-value] --get-all name [value-pattern]
> +'git config' [<file-option>] [--type=<type>] [--show-origin] [--show-scope] [-z|--null] [--fixed-value] [--name-only] --get-regexp name_regex [value-pattern]

Didn't notice this before (since I wasn't paying close attention), but
portions of the command which are to be filled-in by the user are
normally surrounded by angle brackets. Without the angle brackets, the
interpretation is that the argument is to be typed literally as shown.
So, the above should really be <value-pattern> and <name_regex> (or
even better <name-regex>), just as other fill-in arguments
<file-option> and <type> are formatted already.

I'm not suggesting that this series should tackle such a change since
that would be straying quite far from the original goal (which, as I
recall, was fixing a misbehavior of git-maintenance), but just
pointing out a possible mini-project for someone to tackle at some
point.

> +--fixed-value::
> +       When used with the `value-pattern` argument, treat `value-pattern` as
> +       an exact string instead of a regular expression. This will restrict
> +       the name/value pairs that are matched to only those where the value
> +       is exactly equal to the `value-pattern`.

Likewise, this would also use the angle brackets as `<value-pattern>`
(or '<value-pattern>' with single quotes rather than backquotes, for
which, I believe, Junio recently stated his preference)...

>  --type <type>::
>    'git config' will ensure that any input or output is valid under the given
>    type constraint(s), and will canonicalize outgoing values in `<type>`'s

... just like <type> is shown in angle brackets.

> +       OPT_BOOL(0, "fixed-value", &fixed_value, N_("use string equality when comparing values to 'value-pattern'")),

Here, I think omitting angle brackets is common, so this is probably okay.

  reply	other threads:[~2020-11-25 23:10 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 72+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-11-19 15:52 [PATCH 0/7] config: add --literal-value option Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-19 15:52 ` [PATCH 1/7] t1300: test "set all" mode with value_regex Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-19 22:24   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-20  2:09     ` brian m. carlson
2020-11-20  2:33       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-20 18:39     ` Jeff King
2020-11-20 22:35       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-21 22:27       ` brian m. carlson
2020-11-22  3:31         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-24  2:38           ` Jeff King
2020-11-24 19:43             ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-19 15:52 ` [PATCH 2/7] t1300: add test for --replace-all " Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-19 15:52 ` [PATCH 3/7] config: convert multi_replace to flags Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-19 22:32   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-19 15:52 ` [PATCH 4/7] config: add --literal-value option, un-implemented Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-19 22:42   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-20  6:35   ` Martin Ågren
2020-11-19 15:52 ` [PATCH 5/7] config: plumb --literal-value into config API Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-19 22:45   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-19 15:52 ` [PATCH 6/7] config: implement --literal-value with --get* Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-19 15:52 ` [PATCH 7/7] maintenance: use 'git config --literal-value' Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-19 23:17   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-20 13:19 ` [PATCH 0/7] config: add --literal-value option Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2020-11-20 13:23   ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-20 18:30     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-20 18:51       ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-20 21:52         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-24 12:35     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2020-11-23 16:05 ` [PATCH v2 0/7] config: add --fixed-value option Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-23 16:05   ` [PATCH v2 1/7] t1300: test "set all" mode with value_regex Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-23 19:37     ` Emily Shaffer
2020-11-23 16:05   ` [PATCH v2 2/7] t1300: add test for --replace-all " Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-23 19:40     ` Emily Shaffer
2020-11-23 16:05   ` [PATCH v2 3/7] config: convert multi_replace to flags Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-23 21:43     ` Emily Shaffer
2020-11-23 16:05   ` [PATCH v2 4/7] config: add --fixed-value option, un-implemented Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-23 19:37     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-23 21:51     ` Emily Shaffer
2020-11-23 22:41       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-25 14:08         ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-25 17:22           ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-25 17:28           ` Eric Sunshine
2020-11-25 19:30             ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-25 19:29           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-23 16:05   ` [PATCH v2 5/7] config: plumb --fixed-value into config API Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-23 22:21     ` Emily Shaffer
2020-11-24  0:52       ` Eric Sunshine
2020-11-25 15:41       ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-25 17:55         ` Eric Sunshine
2020-11-23 16:05   ` [PATCH v2 6/7] config: implement --fixed-value with --get* Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-23 19:53     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-23 22:43     ` Emily Shaffer
2020-11-23 16:05   ` [PATCH v2 7/7] maintenance: use 'git config --fixed-value' Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-23 21:39     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-23 22:48     ` Emily Shaffer
2020-11-23 23:27       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-23 19:33   ` [PATCH v2 0/7] config: add --fixed-value option Junio C Hamano
2020-11-25 22:12   ` [PATCH v3 0/8] " Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-25 22:12     ` [PATCH v3 1/8] config: convert multi_replace to flags Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-25 22:12     ` [PATCH v3 2/8] config: replace 'value_regex' with 'value_pattern' Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-25 22:50       ` Eric Sunshine
2020-11-25 22:12     ` [PATCH v3 3/8] t1300: test "set all" mode with value-pattern Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-25 22:12     ` [PATCH v3 4/8] t1300: add test for --replace-all " Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-25 22:12     ` [PATCH v3 5/8] config: add --fixed-value option, un-implemented Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-25 23:04       ` Eric Sunshine [this message]
2020-11-25 22:12     ` [PATCH v3 6/8] config: plumb --fixed-value into config API Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-25 22:12     ` [PATCH v3 7/8] config: implement --fixed-value with --get* Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-25 22:12     ` [PATCH v3 8/8] maintenance: use 'git config --fixed-value' Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-25 23:09       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-25 23:00     ` [PATCH v3 0/8] config: add --fixed-value option Junio C Hamano
2020-11-26 11:17       ` Derrick Stolee
2020-12-01  4:45         ` Junio C Hamano

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