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From: Junio C Hamano <>
Subject: [PATCH] CodingGuidelines: explicitly allow "local" for test scripts
Date: Mon, 03 May 2021 13:10:58 +0900	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqqfsz4a23x.fsf@gitster.g> (raw)

01d3a526 (t0000: check whether the shell supports the "local"
keyword, 2017-10-26) raised a test balloon to see if those who build
and test Git use a platform without a shell that lacks support for
the "local" keyword.  After two years, 7f0b5908 (t0000: reword
comments for "local" test, 2019-08-08) documented that "local"
keyword, even though is outside POSIX, is allowed in our test

Let's write it in the CodingGuidelines, too.  It might be tempting
to allow it in scripted Porcelains (we have avoided getting them
contaminiated by "local" so far), but they are on their way out and
getting rewritten in C.

Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
 Documentation/CodingGuidelines | 5 +++++
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

diff --git c/Documentation/CodingGuidelines w/Documentation/CodingGuidelines
index 45465bc0c9..ea70676a30 100644
--- c/Documentation/CodingGuidelines
+++ w/Documentation/CodingGuidelines
@@ -175,6 +175,11 @@ For shell scripts specifically (not exhaustive):
    does not have such a problem.
+ - Even though "local" is not part of POSIX, we make heavy use of it
+   in our test suite.  We do not use it in scripted Porcelains, and
+   hopefully nobody starts using "local" before they are reimplemented
+   in C ;-)
 For C programs:

             reply	other threads:[~2021-05-03  4:11 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-03  4:10 Junio C Hamano [this message]
2021-05-03  4:21 ` Eric Sunshine
2021-05-03  5:21   ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-03  5:23     ` [PATCH v2] " Junio C Hamano
2021-05-03  9:01       ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-05-04  3:01         ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-04 12:27           ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-05-04 12:50             ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-04 15:09               ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-05-04 20:22                 ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-04 23:17                 ` brian m. carlson
2021-05-04 23:55                   ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-05  0:08                   ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-05  1:58                     ` brian m. carlson
2021-05-05  3:59                       ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-05 14:16                         ` Jeff King
2021-05-05 17:18                           ` Felipe Contreras

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