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From: Johannes Schindelin <>
To: "brian m. carlson" <>
Cc:, "SZEDER Gábor" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 0/2] rev-parse options for absolute or relative paths
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2020 14:33:34 +0100 (CET)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Hi brian,

On Fri, 9 Oct 2020, brian m. carlson wrote:

> There are a bunch of different situations in which one would like to
> have an absolute and canonical or a relative path from Git.  In many of
> these cases, these values are already available from git rev-parse, but
> some values only come in one form or another.
> Many operating systems, such as macOS, lack a built-in realpath command
> that can canonicalize paths properly, and additionally some programming
> languages, like Go, currently do as well.  It's therefore helpful for us
> to provide a generic way to request that a path is fully canonicalized
> before using it.  Since users may wish for a relative path, we can
> provide one of those as well.

I am very much in favor of this patch series' goal. Windows also does not
_really_ have anything in the way of `realpath`. Besides, it would be good
to have a way to ask _Git_ what it's idea of the real path is (no


      parent reply	other threads:[~2020-11-09 13:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-09 19:15 [PATCH v2 0/2] rev-parse options for absolute or relative paths brian m. carlson
2020-10-09 19:15 ` [PATCH v2 1/2] abspath: add a function to resolve paths with missing components brian m. carlson
2020-10-09 21:10   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-10  1:10     ` brian m. carlson
2020-11-09 13:57       ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-11-09 13:55   ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-11-16  2:21     ` brian m. carlson
2020-10-09 19:15 ` [PATCH v2 2/2] rev-parse: add option for absolute or relative path formatting brian m. carlson
2020-11-09 14:46   ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-11-16  2:15     ` brian m. carlson
2020-11-04 23:01 ` [PATCH v2 0/2] rev-parse options for absolute or relative paths Emily Shaffer
2020-11-05  3:20   ` brian m. carlson
2020-11-09 13:33 ` Johannes Schindelin [this message]

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