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From: Kaartic Sivaraam <>
To: Shourya Shukla <>
Subject: Re: [GSoC][PATCH] submodule: port submodule subcommand 'add' from shell to C
Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2020 02:05:22 +0530	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200831130448.GA119147@konoha>

On Mon, 2020-08-31 at 18:34 +0530, Shourya Shukla wrote:
> On 31/08 01:28, Kaartic Sivaraam wrote:
> This is what I have done finally:
> ---
> 	if (read_cache() < 0)
> 		die(_("index file corrupt"));
> 	if (!force) {
> 		if (cache_file_exists(path, strlen(path), ignore_case) ||
> 		    cache_dir_exists(path, strlen(path)))
> 			die(_("'%s' already exists in the index"), path);
> 	} else {
> 		int cache_pos = cache_name_pos(path, strlen(path));
> 		struct cache_entry *ce = the_index.cache[cache_pos];
> 		if (cache_pos >= 0 && !S_ISGITLINK(ce->ce_mode))
> 			die(_("'%s' already exists in the index and is not a "
> 			      "submodule"), path);
> 	}
> ---
> I did not put the 'cache_pos >= 0' at the start since I thought that it
> will unnecessarily increase an indentation level. Since we are using
> 'cache_{file,dir}_exists' in the first check and 'cache_name_pos()' in
> the second, the placement of check at another indentation level would be
> unnecessary. What do you think about this?

Interestingly. 'cache_dir_exists' seems to work as expected only when
the global ignore_case whose value seems to depend on core.ignorecase.
So, we can't just rely on 'cache_dir_exists to identify a directory
that has tracked contents. Apparently, the 'directory_exists_in_index'
in 'dir.c' seems to have the code that we want here (which is also the
only user of 'index_dir_exists'; the function for which
'cache_dir_exists' is a convenience wrapper.

The best idea I could think of is to expose that method and re-use it
here. Given that my kowledge about index and caching is primitive, I'm
not sure if there's a better approach. If others have a better idea for
handling this directory case, do enlighten us.

> > This is more close to what the shell version did but misses one case
> > which might or might not be covered by the test suite[1]. The case when
> > path is a directory that has tracked contents. In the shell version we
> > would get:
> > 
> >    $ git submodule add ../git-crypt/ builtin
> >    'builtin' already exists in the index
> >    $ git submodule add --force ../git-crypt/ builtin
> >    'builtin' already exists in the index and is not a submodule
> > 
> >    In the C version with the above snippet we get:
> > 
> >    $ git submodule add --force ../git-crypt/ builtin
> >    fatal: 'builtin' does not have a commit checked out
> >    $ git submodule add ../git-crypt/ builtin
> >    fatal: 'builtin' does not have a commit checked out
> > 
> >    That's not appropriate and should be fixed. I believe we could do
> >    something with `cache_dir_exists` to fix this.
> > 
> > 
> >    Footnote
> >    ===
> > 
> >    [1]: If it's not covered already, it might be a good idea to add a test
> >    for the above case.
> Like Junio said, we do not care if it is a file or a directory of any
> sorts, we will give the error if it already exists. Therefore, even if
> it is an untracked or a tracked one, it should not matter to us. Hence
> testing for it may not be necessary is what I feel. Why should we test
> it?

I'm guessing you misunderstood. A few things:

- We only care about tracked contents for the case in hand.

- Identifying whether a given path corresponds to a directory
  which has tracked contents is tricky. Neither 'cache_name_pos'
  nor 'cache_file_exists' handle this. 'cache_dir_exists' is also
  not very useful as mentioned above.

So, we do have to take care when handling that case as Junio pointed


  reply	other threads:[~2020-09-01 20:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-24  9:03 [GSoC][PATCH] submodule: port submodule subcommand 'add' from shell to C Shourya Shukla
2020-08-24 18:35 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-24 20:30   ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2020-08-24 20:46     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-26  9:27     ` Shourya Shukla
2020-08-26 10:54       ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2020-08-26  9:15   ` Shourya Shukla
2020-08-30 19:58     ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2020-08-31 13:04       ` Shourya Shukla
2020-09-01 20:35         ` Kaartic Sivaraam [this message]
2020-09-02 12:04           ` Shourya Shukla
2020-09-03  8:46             ` Kaartic Sivaraam

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