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From: Atharva Raykar <raykar.ath@gmail.com>
To: Kaartic Sivaraam <kaartic.sivaraam@gmail.com>
Cc: "Git Mailing List" <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	"Junio C Hamano" <gitster@pobox.com>,
	"Đoàn Trần Công Danh" <congdanhqx@gmail.com>,
	"Eric Sunshine" <sunshine@sunshineco.com>,
	"Christian Couder" <christian.couder@gmail.com>,
	"Shourya Shukla" <periperidip@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] submodule--helper: fix incorrect newlines in an error message
Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2021 11:59:41 +0530	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <m28s1fuluy.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210805192803.679948-1-kaartic.sivaraam@gmail.com>


Kaartic Sivaraam <kaartic.sivaraam@gmail.com> writes:

> A refactoring[1] done as part of the recent conversion of
> 'git submodule add' to builtin, changed the error message
> shown when a Git directory already exists locally for a submodule
> name. Before the refactoring, the error used to appear like so:
>
> [...]
>
> As one could observe the remote information is printed along with the
> first line rather than on its own line. Also, there's an additional
> newline following output.
>
> Make the error message consistent with the error message that used to be
> printed before the refactoring.

Thanks for catching this and sending a patch!

> [1]: https://lore.kernel.org/git/20210710074801.19917-5-raykar.ath@gmail.com/#t
>
> Signed-off-by: Kaartic Sivaraam <kaartic.sivaraam@gmail.com>
> ---
>
> Even with this patch, the error message is still not fully consistent with the one that
> used to be printed before the refactoring. Here's the diff:
>
> 3c3
> < If you want to reuse this local git directory instead of cloning again from
> ---
>> fatal: If you want to reuse this local git directory instead of cloning again from
> 6c6
> < or you are unsure what this means choose another name with the '--name' option.
> ---
>> or if you are unsure what this means, choose another name with the '--name' option.
>
>
> The first part shows that it is additionally prefixed with 'fatal: '. While the 'fatal :' prefix
> made sense in other cases, I wonder if it's helpful in this case as the message being
> printed is an informative one. Should we avoid using 'die' to print this message?

I had initially implemented that message as an fprintf() with return for
the same reason, but Junio suggested we die() instead to keep the
conversion more faithful to the original [1].

Although now that I think of it, it feels like a tradeoff between
faithfulness to the original code and faithfulness to the original
behaviour. I also think this change is fairly inconsequential and easily
reversible so I am fine with it being done either way.

[1] https://lore.kernel.org/git/xmqqk0n03k84.fsf@gitster.g/

> The second part of the diff shows that there's some small grammatcial tweaks in the last
> line. While I appreciate the intention, I'm not very sure if this change is a strict
> improvement. I wonder about this as the original sounded good enough to me and thus it
> feels like the change in message is triggering unnecesssary translation work. Should
> we avoid the change? Or does it actually seem like an improvement to the message?

I don't think that extra 'if' was intended. I think it's better to avoid
the change I inadvertently introduced.

> builtin/submodule--helper.c | 4 ++--
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/builtin/submodule--helper.c b/builtin/submodule--helper.c
> index 3cbde305f3..560be07091 100644
> --- a/builtin/submodule--helper.c
> +++ b/builtin/submodule--helper.c
> @@ -2824,7 +2824,7 @@ static int add_submodule(const struct add_data *add_data)
>  		if (is_directory(submod_gitdir_path)) {
>  			if (!add_data->force) {
>  				fprintf(stderr, _("A git directory for '%s' is found "
> -						  "locally with remote(s):"),
> +						  "locally with remote(s):\n"),
>  					add_data->sm_name);
>  				show_fetch_remotes(stderr, add_data->sm_name,
>  						   submod_gitdir_path);
> @@ -2835,7 +2835,7 @@ static int add_submodule(const struct add_data *add_data)
>  				      "use the '--force' option. If the local git "
>  				      "directory is not the correct repo\n"
>  				      "or if you are unsure what this means, choose "
> -				      "another name with the '--name' option.\n"),
> +				      "another name with the '--name' option."),
>  				    add_data->realrepo);
>  			} else {
>  				printf(_("Reactivating local git directory for "


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Atharva Raykar
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  reply	other threads:[~2021-08-06  6:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 34+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-06 18:19 [GSoC] [PATCH 0/3] submodule add: partial conversion to C Atharva Raykar
2021-07-06 18:19 ` [GSoC] [PATCH 1/3] t7400: test failure to add submodule in tracked path Atharva Raykar
2021-07-06 18:19 ` [GSoC] [PATCH 2/3] submodule--helper: refactor module_clone() Atharva Raykar
2021-07-06 18:19 ` [GSoC] [PATCH 3/3] submodule--helper: introduce add-clone subcommand Atharva Raykar
2021-07-07 19:57   ` Junio C Hamano
2021-07-08  6:45     ` Atharva Raykar
2021-07-08  9:55 ` [GSoC] [PATCH v2 0/4] submodule add: partial conversion to C Atharva Raykar
2021-07-08  9:55   ` [GSoC] [PATCH v2 1/4] t7400: test failure to add submodule in tracked path Atharva Raykar
2021-07-08  9:55   ` [GSoC] [PATCH v2 2/4] submodule: prefix die messages with 'fatal' Atharva Raykar
2021-07-08 15:17     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-07-09 14:52     ` Đoàn Trần Công Danh
2021-07-10  7:52       ` Atharva Raykar
2021-07-10 12:04         ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2021-07-08  9:55   ` [GSoC] [PATCH v2 3/4] submodule--helper: refactor module_clone() Atharva Raykar
2021-07-08  9:55   ` [GSoC] [PATCH v2 4/4] submodule--helper: introduce add-clone subcommand Atharva Raykar
2021-07-10  7:47   ` [GSoC] [PATCH v3 0/4] submodule add: partial conversion to C Atharva Raykar
2021-07-10  7:47     ` [GSoC] [PATCH v3 1/4] t7400: test failure to add submodule in tracked path Atharva Raykar
2021-07-10  7:47     ` [GSoC] [PATCH v3 2/4] submodule: prefix die messages with 'fatal' Atharva Raykar
2021-07-10  7:48     ` [GSoC] [PATCH v3 3/4] submodule--helper: refactor module_clone() Atharva Raykar
2021-07-10  7:48     ` [GSoC] [PATCH v3 4/4] submodule--helper: introduce add-clone subcommand Atharva Raykar
2021-07-23 11:12       ` [PATCH] submodule: drop unused sm_name parameter from show_fetch_remotes() Jeff King
2021-07-23 17:12         ` Atharva Raykar
2021-07-26 19:03           ` Junio C Hamano
2021-08-05 19:28       ` [PATCH] submodule--helper: fix incorrect newlines in an error message Kaartic Sivaraam
2021-08-06  6:29         ` Atharva Raykar [this message]
2021-08-06 19:07           ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2021-09-18 19:31         ` [PATCH v2 0/1] submodule: corret an incorrectly formatted " Kaartic Sivaraam
2021-09-18 19:31           ` [PATCH v2 1/1] submodule--helper: fix incorrect newlines in an " Kaartic Sivaraam
2021-09-20 18:09             ` Junio C Hamano
2021-09-21 16:52               ` Atharva Raykar
2021-09-21 16:47             ` Atharva Raykar
2021-10-23 12:57               ` [PATCH v3 0/1] submodule: correct an incorrectly formatted " Kaartic Sivaraam
2021-10-23 12:57                 ` [PATCH v3 1/1] submodule--helper: fix incorrect newlines in an " Kaartic Sivaraam
2021-10-24  6:05                 ` [PATCH v3 0/1] submodule: correct an incorrectly formatted " Junio C Hamano

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