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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: "Ping Yin" <pkufranky@gmail.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: builtin-status submodule summary
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 09:39:03 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <7vprtxp8ew.fsf@gitster.siamese.dyndns.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <46dff0320803140730jeef5808r7da67a103ce7b171@mail.gmail.com> (Ping Yin's message of "Fri, 14 Mar 2008 22:30:51 +0800")

"Ping Yin" <pkufranky@gmail.com> writes:

> So i think this series should go along with the submodule summary series.

Perhaps eventually, but definitely not this round, I am afraid.

The usefulness of the output in the current implementation of the
"summary" itself is not even proven at this point.  Nobody other than you
has jumped up-and-down and said "submodule summary is great and should be
in status, I did not know what I was missing!" yet.

I hope we verified the code well enough to make sure that people who use
"git submodule" command but do not type "git submodule summary" would not
get hurt by the addition.  For a new feature, that is more important than
how well the new feature works and how useful the new feature is.  And by
shipping a release with it will give it a wider exposure and hopefully a
chance for it to mature to get more useful.  The series just got into a
"harmless to others and is releasable" shape.

Recall how many rounds "submodule summary" took to get into that state,
and how much time and effort were spent on it.  Use it as a yardstick to
guesstimate how much further effort and time will be needed to get the
changes to git-status into a reasonable shape.

It may happen eventually, but not before 1.5.5.

  reply	other threads:[~2008-03-14 16:39 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-03-13 13:48 Ping Yin
2008-03-13 13:48 ` [PATCH v2 1/4] git-submodule summary: --for-status option Ping Yin
2008-03-13 13:48   ` [PATCH v2 2/4] builtin-status: submodule summary support Ping Yin
2008-03-13 13:48     ` [PATCH v2 3/4] builtin-status: configurable submodule summary size Ping Yin
2008-03-13 13:48       ` [PATCH v2 4/4] buitin-status: Add tests for submodule summary Ping Yin
2008-03-13 14:21         ` Johannes Sixt
2008-03-13 18:04           ` Junio C Hamano
2008-03-13 18:14             ` Ping Yin
2008-03-13 18:09           ` Ping Yin
2008-03-13 14:15       ` [PATCH v2 3/4] builtin-status: configurable submodule summary size Johannes Sixt
2008-03-13 14:11     ` [PATCH v2 2/4] builtin-status: submodule summary support Johannes Sixt
2008-03-13 18:01       ` Ping Yin
2008-03-14 14:30 ` builtin-status submodule summary Ping Yin
2008-03-14 16:39   ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2008-03-14 17:45     ` Ping Yin

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