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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>
Cc: Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget <gitgitgadget@gmail.com>,
	git@vger.kernel.org, peff@peff.net, jnareb@gmail.com,
	pclouds@gmail.com, carenas@gmail.com, avarab@gmail.com,
	Derrick Stolee <dstolee@microsoft.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 2/5] repo-settings: add feature.manyCommits setting
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 08:48:30 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqq1ry6ryr5.fsf@gitster-ct.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <nycvar.QRO.7.76.6.1907311515210.21907@tvgsbejvaqbjf.bet> (Johannes Schindelin's message of "Wed, 31 Jul 2019 15:17:59 +0200 (CEST)")

Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de> writes:

> On Tue, 30 Jul 2019, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>
>> "Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget" <gitgitgadget@gmail.com> writes:
>>
>> > +#define UPDATE_DEFAULT(s,v) do { if (s == -1) { s = v; } } while(0)
>>
>> [...]
>>  3. When we learn to set default values for variables that are not
>>     boolean in the future, we will regret that we did not name it
>>     UPDATE_DEFAULT_BOOL(slot, value).
>
> On the other hand, as we never promised any kind of API (and this is not
> even an internal API to begin with), it will be _easy_ to rename it in
> the unlikely event that we would ever introduce non-boolean defaults to
> override, wouldn't you agree?

I agree that it is easy to say that it is easy to rename it later
and burden somebody else with the task.

I know that the renaming itself is easy, when you limit yourself
within the scope of a single topic, whether done now or later.  I
also know that having to worry about other topics in flight has
non-zero cost.  I also know that you are not the one who will bear
it---I will be.

So from my point of view, if we can make a prediction, even with
limited knowledge that a name may need to be renamed in the future,
it is better not pick such a name and instead use one that we think
it has a better chance of surviving without needing a rename.


  reply	other threads:[~2019-07-31 15:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 54+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-07-22 17:54 [PATCH 0/5] Create 'feature.*' config area and some centralized config parsing Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-22 17:54 ` [PATCH 1/5] repo-settings: consolidate some config settings Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-23 13:12   ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-07-22 17:54 ` [PATCH 2/5] repo-settings: add feature.manyCommits setting Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-23 14:53   ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-07-24 10:41     ` Derrick Stolee
2019-07-22 17:54 ` [PATCH 4/5] repo-settings: create feature.manyFiles setting Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-22 17:54 ` [PATCH 3/5] repo-settings: parse core.untrackedCache Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-23 15:04   ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-07-24 19:27     ` Derrick Stolee
2019-07-22 17:54 ` [PATCH 5/5] repo-settings: create feature.experimental setting Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-23 15:20   ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-07-25  1:47     ` Derrick Stolee
2019-07-25  2:23 ` [PATCH v2 0/5] Create 'feature.*' config area and some centralized config parsing Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-25  2:23   ` [PATCH v2 1/5] repo-settings: consolidate some config settings Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-25  9:30     ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-07-25  2:23   ` [PATCH v2 2/5] repo-settings: add feature.manyCommits setting Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-25  2:23   ` [PATCH v2 3/5] repo-settings: parse core.untrackedCache Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-25  9:36     ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-07-25  2:23   ` [PATCH v2 4/5] repo-settings: create feature.manyFiles setting Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-25  2:23   ` [PATCH v2 5/5] repo-settings: create feature.experimental setting Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-25  9:40   ` [PATCH v2 0/5] Create 'feature.*' config area and some centralized config parsing Johannes Schindelin
2019-07-30 19:35   ` [PATCH v3 " Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-30 19:35     ` [PATCH v3 1/5] repo-settings: consolidate some config settings Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-30 20:47       ` Junio C Hamano
2019-07-30 19:35     ` [PATCH v3 2/5] repo-settings: add feature.manyCommits setting Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-30 20:57       ` Junio C Hamano
2019-07-31 13:17         ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-07-31 15:48           ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2019-07-31 15:01       ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2019-08-01 18:27         ` Derrick Stolee
2019-07-30 19:35     ` [PATCH v3 4/5] repo-settings: create feature.manyFiles setting Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-30 19:35     ` [PATCH v3 3/5] repo-settings: parse core.untrackedCache Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-30 19:35     ` [PATCH v3 5/5] repo-settings: create feature.experimental setting Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-08-08 18:34       ` Elijah Newren
2019-08-08 18:48         ` Derrick Stolee
2019-08-08 18:59         ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-08 19:12           ` Derrick Stolee
2019-08-08 20:31             ` Elijah Newren
2019-08-08 20:49               ` Derrick Stolee
2019-08-08 19:19           ` Elijah Newren
2019-08-08 20:07             ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-08 20:46               ` Derrick Stolee
2019-08-13 18:37     ` [PATCH v4 0/6] Create 'feature.*' config area and some centralized config parsing Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-08-13 18:37       ` [PATCH v4 1/6] repo-settings: consolidate some config settings Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-08-13 18:37       ` [PATCH v4 3/6] commit-graph: turn on commit-graph by default Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-08-13 18:37       ` [PATCH v4 2/6] t6501: use 'git gc' in quiet mode Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-08-13 18:37       ` [PATCH v4 4/6] repo-settings: parse core.untrackedCache Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-08-13 18:37       ` [PATCH v4 5/6] repo-settings: create feature.manyFiles setting Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-08-13 18:37       ` [PATCH v4 6/6] repo-settings: create feature.experimental setting Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-08-13 21:04       ` [PATCH v4 0/6] Create 'feature.*' config area and some centralized config parsing Junio C Hamano
2019-08-13 21:08         ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-14 10:32           ` Derrick Stolee
2019-08-14 10:38             ` Derrick Stolee

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