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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Thomas Guyot <tguyot@gmail.com>
Cc: Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>,
	Jeff King <peff@peff.net>,
	git@vger.kernel.org, Thomas Guyot-Sionnest <dermoth@aei.ca>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] diff: Fix modified lines stats with --stat and --numstat
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 10:19:43 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqq7dsjgki8.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <34484667-1085-c60b-9438-591faed41ddc@gmail.com> (Thomas Guyot's message of "Thu, 24 Sep 2020 03:13:53 -0400")

Thomas Guyot <tguyot@gmail.com> writes:

> Hi Junio,
>
> On 2020-09-24 02:40, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>> Thomas Guyot <tguyot@gmail.com> writes:
>> 
>> It is not "both ways", I think.  The idea is that when this variable
>> is true, we know with certainty that these two are the same, but
>> even when the variable is false, they still can be the same.  So
>> true does mean there will not be diff.  False indeed is fuzzy.
>
> I meant to say the old behavior "lied" in both directions.

It depends on the perspective ;-)

The old one didn't expect/realize fill_oid_info() can leave the oid
field to "unknown".  It was OK because is_stdin happens to be the
only such case [*1*] and we never saw both one->oid and two->oid
being the null_oid at the same time, so it wasn't an issue that
their validity weren't checked there.  As long as one side was
valid, when the comparison said they were equal, they indeed were
equal.  So in that sense, the true side did not lie.

If you add new case where the oid of both sides can legitimately be
null_oid, that will of course break the code.  I think that is the
reason why we are having this discussion to prepare for such a
future (that happens in 2/2???).


[Footnote]

*1* The missing side of addition and deletion will also get null_oid,
but we don't compare that with stdin in such a case.

  reply	other threads:[~2020-09-24 17:19 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 50+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-18 11:32 Allow passing pipes to diff --no-index + bugfix Thomas Guyot-Sionnest
2020-09-18 11:32 ` [PATCH 1/2] diff: Fix modified lines stats with --stat and --numstat Thomas Guyot-Sionnest
2020-09-18 14:46   ` Taylor Blau
2020-09-18 15:10     ` Thomas Guyot-Sionnest
2020-09-18 17:37       ` Jeff King
2020-09-18 18:00         ` Thomas Guyot-Sionnest
2020-09-20  4:53       ` Thomas Guyot
2020-09-18 17:27   ` Jeff King
2020-09-18 17:52     ` Thomas Guyot-Sionnest
2020-09-18 18:06       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-23 19:16         ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-09-23 19:23           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-23 20:44             ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-09-24  4:49               ` Thomas Guyot
2020-09-24  5:24                 ` [PATCH v3] " Thomas Guyot-Sionnest
2020-09-24  7:41                   ` [PATCH v4] " Thomas Guyot-Sionnest
2020-09-24  6:40                 ` [PATCH 1/2] " Junio C Hamano
2020-09-24  7:13                   ` Thomas Guyot
2020-09-24 17:19                     ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2020-09-24 17:38                       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-23 15:05     ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-09-20 13:09   ` [PATCH v2] " Thomas Guyot-Sionnest
2020-09-20 15:39     ` Taylor Blau
2020-09-20 16:38       ` Thomas Guyot
2020-09-20 19:11       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-20 20:08         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-20 20:36         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-20 22:15           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-21 19:26         ` Jeff King
2020-09-21 21:51           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-21 22:20             ` Jeff King
2020-09-21 22:37               ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-18 11:32 ` [PATCH 2/2] Allow passing pipes for input pipes to diff --no-index Thomas Guyot-Sionnest
2020-09-18 14:36   ` Taylor Blau
2020-09-18 16:34     ` Thomas Guyot-Sionnest
2020-09-18 17:19       ` Jeff King
2020-09-18 17:21         ` Jeff King
2020-09-18 17:39         ` Thomas Guyot-Sionnest
2020-09-18 17:48         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-18 18:02           ` Jeff King
2020-09-20 12:54             ` Thomas Guyot
2020-09-21 19:31               ` Jeff King
2020-09-21 20:14                 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-18 17:58       ` Taylor Blau
2020-09-18 18:05         ` Jeff King
2020-09-18 17:20     ` Jeff King
2020-09-18 18:00       ` Taylor Blau
2020-09-18 21:56   ` brian m. carlson
2020-09-18 17:51 ` Allow passing pipes to diff --no-index + bugfix Junio C Hamano
2020-09-18 18:24   ` Thomas Guyot-Sionnest

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