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From: Junio C Hamano <>
To: Max Rothman <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] completion: add missing completions for log, diff, show
Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2017 11:33:13 +0900	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <> (Max Rothman's message of "Tue, 7 Nov 2017 21:22:47 +0000")

Max Rothman <> writes:

> From: Max Rothman <>


> Teach git-log tab completion about the --no-* options for ease of use
> at the command line.
> Similarly, teach git-show tab completion about the --no-abbrev-commit,
> --expand-tabs, and --no-expand-tabs options.
> Also, teach git-diff (and all commands that use its options) tab
> completion about the --textconv and --indent-heuristic families of
> options. --indent-heuristic is no longer experimental, so there's no
> reason it should be left out of tab completion any more, and textconv
> seems to have simply been missed.

A couple of things that I found questionable in the above
descriptions are:

 * We do not write git subcommand names like git-foo these days, as
   nobody type them like so.

 * The patch is not teaching git-foo about completing its options.
   It teaches the bash completion about options for git subcommands
   it did not know about.

So perhaps

	The bash completion script knows some options to the "git
	log" only in the positive form (e.g. "--abbrev-commit") but
	not in their negated form (e.g. "--no-abbrev-commit").  Add

and similar?

> ---

Missed sign-off?

> @@ -1759,16 +1765,19 @@ _git_log ()
> ...
> -			--decorate --decorate=
> +			--decorate --decorate= --no-decorate
> ...
> @@ -2816,8 +2825,9 @@ _git_show ()
>  		return
>  		;;
>  	--*)
> -		__gitcomp "--pretty= --format= --abbrev-commit --oneline
> -			--show-signature
> +		__gitcomp "--pretty= --format= --abbrev-commit --no-abbrev-commit
> +			--oneline --show-signature --patch
> +			--expand-tabs --expand-tabs= --no-expand-tabs
>  			$__git_diff_common_options
>  			"
>  		return

It's a bit sad that the completion support does not know that "git
show" belongs to the "git log" family of commands.  A consequence of
this is that "git show --no-decorate" is perfectly acceptable but
needs to be taught separately to _git_show if we wanted to.

Perhaps some selected options _git_log understands may need to be
split $__git_log_ui_common_options [*1*], like we do for "git diff"
family with $__git_diff_common_options, and shared between _git_log
and _git_show.

I am mentioning this primarily as #leftoverbits and I do not want to
see such a change mixed into this patch, as it is totally outside
the scope of it.  It is (if you are inclined to do so) OK to make
this into two patch series, with 1/2 doing such a refactoring
without changing any externally visible functionality (i.e. just
move the ones _git_show knows about to $__git_log_ui_common_options,
and have _git_show and _git_log use it), and 2/2 adding more options
to that list to achieve what you wanted to do with this patch, though.



*1* $__git_log_common_options is taken and it is about options
    common to "log/shortlog/gitk" but contains some that are not
    relevant to "git show", and that is why I am suggesting a
    separate and new variable.

  reply	other threads:[~2017-11-08  2:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-10-11 14:47 No log --no-decorate completion? Max Rothman
2017-10-11 18:09 ` Stefan Beller
2017-10-12 17:41   ` Max Rothman
2017-10-24 15:32     ` Max Rothman
     [not found]     ` <>
2017-10-24 15:32       ` Stefan Beller
2017-11-02 20:25         ` Max Rothman
2017-11-02 21:19           ` Stefan Beller
2017-11-07 20:31             ` Max Rothman
2017-11-07 20:48               ` Stefan Beller
2017-11-07 21:22                 ` [PATCH] completion: add missing completions for log, diff, show Max Rothman
2017-11-08  2:33                   ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2017-11-08  3:30                     ` Max Rothman
2017-11-08  4:06                       ` Junio C Hamano
2019-07-02  1:56                   ` Max Rothman
2019-08-02  0:54                     ` Max Rothman
2019-09-11 18:15                       ` Max Rothman
2019-09-12  8:54                         ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-09-12 19:47                           ` Junio C Hamano
     [not found]                           ` <>
2019-09-13 21:03                             ` Johannes Schindelin

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