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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Johannes Schindelin <gitgitgadget@gmail.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/3] Optionally skip linking/copying the built-ins
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2020 11:19:48 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqq7dtx2kzf.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <647f49d62e910fe8392219c3a5c6d86ac98a88e6.1597655273.git.gitgitgadget@gmail.com> (Johannes Schindelin's message of "Mon, 17 Aug 2020 09:07:52 +0000")

Johannes Schindelin <gitgitgadget@gmail.com> writes:

> The dashed form of the built-ins is so passé. To save on development
> time, and to support the idea of eventually dropping the dashed form
> altogether, let's introduce a Makefile knob to skip generating those
> hard-links.
>
> Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schindelin@gmx.de>
> ---
>  Makefile | 53 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------------
>  1 file changed, 36 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)

I do not know passé is a good adjective to use for the past effort
of keeping the promise we made to our users, but I think in general
this as an optional installation knob is an excellent idea.

>  ### Check documentation
>  #
> -ALL_COMMANDS = $(ALL_PROGRAMS) $(SCRIPT_LIB) $(BUILT_INS)
> +ALL_COMMANDS = $(ALL_PROGRAMS_AND_BUILT_INS) $(SCRIPT_LIB)
>  ALL_COMMANDS += git
>  ALL_COMMANDS += git-citool
>  ALL_COMMANDS += git-gui

This stops "make check-docs" from ensuring that the built-in
commands are documented when skip-dashed is requested, no?
The first action in check-docs target that runs lint-docs in the
Documentation directory may notice a missing documentation when
it is referenced by somebody else, but the check in the target
itself are told that these built-ins no longer exist and triggers
"removed but listed" errors.

A mistake clike the above an become harder to make if
ALL_PROGRAMS_AND_BUILT_INS is renamed to indicate what it really is
(which would also help its primary target, the installation step).
It obviously does NOT always include $(BUILT_INS), so it is not "all
programs and built-ins" but something else (perhaps "all programs
and built-ins that are installed on a filesystem as separate
executable files"?)

Thanks.

  reply	other threads:[~2020-08-17 18:20 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 50+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-17  9:07 [PATCH 0/3] " Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-17  4:55 ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-17 18:02   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-24 12:47     ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-24 18:42       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-25  8:07         ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-25 16:03           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-17  9:07 ` [PATCH 1/3] msvc: copy the correct `.pdb` files in the Makefile target `install` Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-17  9:24   ` Jeff King
2020-08-17  5:51     ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-17 21:37       ` Jeff King
2020-08-18  6:17         ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-17  9:07 ` [PATCH 2/3] Optionally skip linking/copying the built-ins Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-17 18:19   ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2020-08-24 14:58     ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-17  9:07 ` [PATCH 3/3] ci: stop linking built-ins to the dashed versions Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-17 18:26   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-24 15:37 ` [PATCH v2 0/3] Optionally skip linking/copying the built-ins Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-08-24 15:37   ` [PATCH v2 1/3] msvc: copy the correct `.pdb` files in the Makefile target `install` Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-08-24 15:37   ` [PATCH v2 2/3] Optionally skip linking/copying the built-ins Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-08-24 19:02     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-25  8:20       ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-24 15:38   ` [PATCH v2 3/3] ci: stop linking built-ins to the dashed versions Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-08-24 19:06     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-25  8:30       ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-25 13:47     ` SZEDER Gábor
2020-08-25 15:42       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-26  4:19         ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-26 16:13           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-26 16:24             ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-02  7:06             ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-09-02 20:50               ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-27  8:30           ` SZEDER Gábor
2020-08-24 18:55   ` [PATCH v2 0/3] Optionally skip linking/copying the built-ins Junio C Hamano
2020-08-24 19:03     ` Jeff King
2020-08-24 19:51       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-26 11:56   ` [PATCH v3 " Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-08-26 11:56     ` [PATCH v3 1/3] msvc: copy the correct `.pdb` files in the Makefile target `install` Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-08-26 11:56     ` [PATCH v3 2/3] Optionally skip linking/copying the built-ins Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-08-26 16:20       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-26 11:56     ` [PATCH v3 3/3] ci: stop linking built-ins to the dashed versions Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-09-03 10:45       ` SZEDER Gábor
2020-09-08 11:32         ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-09-08 11:48           ` SZEDER Gábor
2020-09-08 17:18           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-21 22:28     ` [PATCH v4 0/3] Optionally skip linking/copying the built-ins Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-09-21 22:28       ` [PATCH v4 1/3] msvc: copy the correct `.pdb` files in the Makefile target `install` Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-09-21 22:28       ` [PATCH v4 2/3] Optionally skip linking/copying the built-ins Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-09-21 22:28       ` [PATCH v4 3/3] ci: stop linking built-ins to the dashed versions Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-09-21 22:53         ` Junio C Hamano

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