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From: Matthieu Moy <Matthieu.Moy@imag.fr>
To: "Kristian Høgsberg" <krh@redhat.com>
Cc: "Lukas Sandström" <lukass@etek.chalmers.se>,
	"Git Mailing List" <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	"Junio C Hamano" <junkio@cox.net>
Subject: Re: [RFC] Convert builin-mailinfo.c to use The Better String Library.
Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2007 19:29:24 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <vpq642pkoln.fsf@bauges.imag.fr> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1189004090.20311.12.camel@hinata.boston.redhat.com> ("Kristian =?iso-8859-1?Q?H=F8gsberg=22's?= message of "Wed\, 05 Sep 2007 10\:54\:50 -0400")

Kristian Høgsberg <krh@redhat.com> writes:

> On Tue, 2007-09-04 at 22:50 +0200, Lukas Sandström wrote:
>> Hi.
>> 
>> This is an attempt to use "The Better String Library"[1] in builtin-mailinfo.c
>> 
>> The patch doesn't pass all the tests in the testsuit yet, but I thought I'd
>> send it out so people can decide if they like how the code looks.
>> 
>> I'm not sending a patch to add the library files at this time. I'll send
>> that patch when this patch is working.
>> 
>> The changes required to make it pass the tests shouldn't be very large.
>
> Please, no.  Let's not pull in a dependency for something as simple as a
> string library.  How many distros have bstring pcakaged?  
> The right version?

That's not a good argument. If dependancy is a problem, bsstring can
easily be distributed as part of git. It's really small, so it wont
make git bloated:

$ wc -l *.c *.h
    82 bsafe.c
  3462 bstest.c
  1134 bstraux.c
  2964 bstrlib.c
   358 testaux.c
    43 bsafe.h
   112 bstraux.h
   302 bstrlib.h
   442 bstrwrap.h
  8899 total

> Does it work on Windows?

The library is totally stand alone, portable (known to work with
gcc/g++, MSVC++, Intel C++, WATCOM C/C++, Turbo C, Borland C++, IBM's
native CC compiler on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X)

> We already have strbuf.c, lets just consolidate the string
> manipulation code already in git under that interface.

The right question is: what does git need. One way to consolidate
strbuf would be to simply

$ rm strbuf.{c,h}
$ unzip bsstring.zip

and if people decide that git needs a non-trivial string library,
writting/testing more code in strbuf.c would probably be more work
than just reading what bsstring code does to become familiar enough
with it to even be able to maintain it later.

If people decide that git needs a really trivial string library, then
a few improvements to stbuf.c can be good.

I'd argue in favor of the first option. C strings are horrible, and I
think doing something pleasant to use and safe is not completely
trivial. But I'm not a big contributor enough to really decide in
spite of others ;-).

-- 
Matthieu

  reply	other threads:[~2007-09-05 17:31 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 102+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-09-04 20:50 Lukas Sandström
2007-09-04 21:38 ` Alex Riesen
2007-09-04 23:01   ` Pierre Habouzit
2007-09-05 14:54 ` Kristian Høgsberg
2007-09-05 17:29   ` Matthieu Moy [this message]
2007-09-06  2:30     ` Miles Bader
2007-09-06  4:48     ` Dmitry Kakurin
2007-09-06  4:59       ` Shawn O. Pearce
2007-09-06  9:12         ` Andreas Ericsson
2007-09-06  9:35           ` Junio C Hamano
2007-09-06 10:21             ` Andreas Ericsson
2007-09-06  9:52           ` David Kastrup
2007-09-06  5:03       ` Miles Bader
2007-09-06 12:08         ` Johannes Schindelin
2007-09-06 17:50       ` Linus Torvalds
2007-09-07  0:21         ` Dmitry Kakurin
2007-09-07  0:38           ` Linus Torvalds
2007-09-07  1:08             ` Dmitry Kakurin
2007-09-07  1:27               ` Linus Torvalds
2007-09-07  3:09                 ` Dmitry Kakurin
2007-09-07  5:48                   ` David Symonds
2007-09-07  6:15                   ` Theodore Tso
2007-09-20 14:06                     ` Steven Burns
2007-09-20 14:56                       ` Andreas Ericsson
2007-09-07  6:31                   ` Andreas Ericsson
2007-09-07 22:17                     ` Dmitry Kakurin
2007-09-07 22:28                       ` David Kastrup
2007-09-08  0:37                         ` Dmitry Kakurin
2007-09-08  6:25                           ` David Kastrup
2007-09-09  0:29                       ` Andreas Ericsson
2007-09-07  6:52                   ` David Kastrup
2007-09-07 10:28                   ` Johannes Schindelin
2007-09-07 10:26                 ` Johannes Schindelin
2007-09-07  6:50               ` David Kastrup
2007-09-07  1:12             ` Linus Torvalds
2007-09-07  1:40               ` alan
2007-09-07  5:09               ` Walter Bright
2007-09-07  7:40                 ` David Kastrup
2007-09-07  8:15                   ` Walter Bright
2007-09-07  8:26                     ` David Kastrup
2007-09-07  9:14                       ` Walter Bright
2007-09-07  9:31                         ` David Kastrup
2007-09-07 20:22                           ` Walter Bright
2007-09-07 20:27                             ` David Kastrup
2007-09-07 23:16                               ` Walter Bright
2007-09-08 23:50                             ` Andreas Ericsson
2007-09-09  0:37                               ` Pierre Habouzit
2007-09-09  1:36                                 ` Andreas Ericsson
2007-09-07 11:36                   ` Wincent Colaiuta
2007-09-07  9:41                 ` Pierre Habouzit
2007-09-07 19:03                   ` Walter Bright
2007-09-07 19:31                     ` David Kastrup
2007-09-07 20:49                       ` Walter Bright
2007-09-07 19:41                     ` Pierre Habouzit
2007-09-07 19:51                       ` David Kastrup
2007-09-07 19:59                         ` Pierre Habouzit
2007-09-07 20:40                       ` Walter Bright
2007-09-07 20:56                         ` Pierre Habouzit
2007-09-07 22:54                           ` Walter Bright
2007-09-08  0:56               ` John 'Z-Bo' Zabroski
2007-09-08  6:36                 ` David Kastrup
2007-09-19 19:56               ` Steven Burns
2007-09-07  3:06           ` Wincent Colaiuta
2007-09-07  4:06             ` Paul Wankadia
2007-09-07  4:30               ` Nicolas Pitre
2007-09-07  9:19               ` Wincent Colaiuta
2007-09-07  6:25             ` Andreas Ericsson
2007-09-07 10:56               ` Johannes Schindelin
2007-09-07 11:54                 ` Andreas Ericsson
2007-09-07 12:33                   ` Wincent Colaiuta
2007-09-07 12:55                     ` Karl Hasselström
2007-09-07 13:58                     ` Andreas Ericsson
2007-09-07 14:13                       ` Wincent Colaiuta
2007-09-09  0:09                         ` Andreas Ericsson
2007-09-07 16:09                 ` David Kastrup
2007-09-07 11:30               ` Wincent Colaiuta
2007-09-07  8:36             ` Walter Bright
2007-09-07  9:41               ` Andreas Ericsson
2007-09-07 19:23                 ` Walter Bright
2007-09-07 19:40                   ` David Kastrup
2007-09-09  0:25                   ` Andreas Ericsson
2009-09-17 16:23                   ` Bernd Jendrissek
2007-09-07 11:52               ` Wincent Colaiuta
2007-09-07 19:25                 ` Walter Bright
2007-09-22 16:52               ` Steven Burns
2007-09-07  6:47           ` David Kastrup
2007-09-07  7:41             ` Andy Parkins
2007-09-07  8:08               ` David Kastrup
2007-09-07 10:21           ` Johannes Schindelin
2007-09-08  0:32             ` Dmitry Kakurin
2007-09-08  6:24               ` David Kastrup
2007-09-08 23:25               ` Alex Riesen
2007-09-24 13:41         ` figo
2007-09-24 13:57           ` David Kastrup
2007-09-25 19:19             ` Steven Burns
2007-09-25 19:55               ` David Kastrup
2012-05-22 18:30         ` Syed M Raihan
2010-06-10 19:12       ` Ian Molton
2010-06-11 12:23         ` Jakub Narebski
2010-06-11 13:33           ` Dario Rodriguez
2007-09-05 15:27 ` Kristian Høgsberg
2007-09-07 10:47 ` Lukas Sandström

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