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From: Junio C Hamano <>
To: Jeff Hostetler <>
Cc: "Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason" <>,
	"SZEDER Gábor" <>,
	"Derrick Stolee" <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] trace2: rename environment variables to GIT_TRACE2*
Date: Wed, 29 May 2019 14:45:30 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <> (Jeff Hostetler's message of "Wed, 29 May 2019 15:58:32 -0400")

Jeff Hostetler <> writes:

> On 5/28/2019 7:02 PM, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:
>> On Sun, May 19 2019, SZEDER Gábor wrote:
>> ...
>>> So let's rename all GIT_TR2* environment variables to GIT_TRACE2*,
>>> before they make their way into a stable release.
>> Good to see this land in 2.22.0. I wonder if we shouldn't take this
>> further and rename trace2.* config to trace.*, and just re-use
>> GIT_TRACE=1 instead of having GIT_TRACE2 as well, and have a
>> GIT_TRACE_VERSION to switch between them.
>> Then we could just switch in a future version. We've never promised what
>> the trace format was going to look like, and the existing one isn't
>> configurable (and we won't be making the v1 one...), so starting from
>> the outset with "2" in config is unfortunate.
>> We'd still have special snowflakes like e.g. GIT_TRACE_PACKET.
>> OTOH we can just do this after the release if it's deemed a good idea,
>> and just support trace2.* as aliases for trace.* for some amount of
>> time, same for the env vars.
> I'm open to considering such a change while we're at it.

I'm a bit against "while we're at it" part.  Let's take the
s/TR2/TRACE2/ change and stop at it for the upcoming release,
without spending too much time on over-engineering the stuff that
are primarily for developers.


  reply	other threads:[~2019-05-29 21:45 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-10 19:44 [PATCH 0/1] trace2: Add variable description to git.txt Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-05-10 19:44 ` [PATCH 1/1] " Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-05-10 21:15   ` SZEDER Gábor
2019-05-19 14:43     ` [PATCH 1/2] trace2: rename environment variables to GIT_TRACE2* SZEDER Gábor
2019-05-19 14:43       ` [PATCH 2/2] trace2: document the supported values of GIT_TRACE2* env variables SZEDER Gábor
2019-05-28 16:25       ` [PATCH 1/2] trace2: rename environment variables to GIT_TRACE2* Junio C Hamano
2019-05-28 16:46         ` Derrick Stolee
2019-05-29 19:52           ` Jeff Hostetler
2019-05-28 23:02       ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2019-05-29 19:58         ` Jeff Hostetler
2019-05-29 21:45           ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2019-06-12 14:29       ` [PATCH] Revert "test-lib: whitelist GIT_TR2_* in the environment" Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2019-06-12 17:49         ` Junio C Hamano

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