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From: Patrick Steinhardt <ps@pks.im>
To: Philip Oakley <philipoakley@iee.email>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] config: allow specifying config entries via envvar pairs
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2020 07:40:41 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <X7NwaVNhUFMZzO3W@ncase> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <32a5617e-49b8-c6e9-4b1e-09e77bcae8fa@iee.email>

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On Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 04:37:33PM +0000, Philip Oakley wrote:
> On 13/11/2020 12:16, Patrick Steinhardt wrote:
> > This commit thus adds a new way of adding config entries via the
> > environment which doesn't require splitting of keys and values. The user
> > can specify an config entry's key via `GIT_CONFIG_KEY_$n` and a value
> > via `GIT_CONFIG_VALUE_$n`, where `n` is any number starting with 1. It
> > is possible to add multiple entries via consecutively numbered envvars
> > `GIT_CONFIG_KEY_1`, `GIT_CONFIG_KEY_2`, etc, where each of the keys may
> > have a matching value. 
> 
> > When no matching value exists, it's assumed to be
> > the empty value.
> Is this a good choice of default in the face of potential mistyping when
> entering commands, or cut&paste editing of scripts. It's easy to see
> cases of mismatched KEY_2 VALUE_1 entries.
> 
> Wouldn't it be better to warn about un-matched key/value pairs?

Good point. I'll change this on the next iteration.

> > +GIT_CONFIG_KEY_1,GIT_CONFIG_VALUE_1::
> 
> Shouldn't the man page entry indicate that it's '<n>'  ?

I wasn't quite sure how to document it, but using `<n>` would indicate
better that this can be multiple envvars.

Patrick

> Philip

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  reply	other threads:[~2020-11-17  6:42 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 27+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-11-13 12:16 [PATCH 0/2] " Patrick Steinhardt
2020-11-13 12:16 ` [PATCH 1/2] config: extract function to parse config pairs Patrick Steinhardt
2020-11-13 12:16 ` [PATCH 2/2] config: allow specifying config entries via envvar pairs Patrick Steinhardt
2020-11-13 13:04   ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2020-11-16 19:39     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-17  2:34       ` Jeff King
2020-11-17  6:37         ` Patrick Steinhardt
2020-11-17  7:01           ` Jeff King
2020-11-17 14:22         ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2020-11-17 23:57           ` Jeff King
2020-11-18 13:44             ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2020-11-18  0:50         ` brian m. carlson
2020-11-18  1:59           ` Jeff King
2020-11-18  2:25             ` brian m. carlson
2020-11-18  7:04               ` Patrick Steinhardt
2020-11-19  2:11                 ` brian m. carlson
2020-11-19  6:37                   ` Patrick Steinhardt
2020-11-18  5:44           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-17  6:28       ` Patrick Steinhardt
2020-11-17  7:06         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-18 13:49           ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2020-11-18 13:56             ` Patrick Steinhardt
2020-11-18 16:01             ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-17 14:03       ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2020-11-13 16:37   ` Philip Oakley
2020-11-17  6:40     ` Patrick Steinhardt [this message]
2020-11-13 13:11 ` [PATCH 0/2] " Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason

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