git.vger.kernel.org archive mirror
 help / color / mirror / Atom feed
From: Christian Couder <christian.couder@gmail.com>
To: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
Cc: Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget <gitgitgadget@gmail.com>,
	git <git@vger.kernel.org>, Taylor Blau <me@ttaylorr.com>,
	Jonathan Tan <jonathantanmy@google.com>,
	Jeff Hostetler <git@jeffhostetler.com>,
	Derrick Stolee <dstolee@microsoft.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/2] Slightly simplify partial clone user experience
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2020 11:58:58 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAP8UFD1mCXvcfUQxY4uMEPEjZp8+yPwu6SgTmZBEH6GR=8ixSA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200322095137.GB635598@coredump.intra.peff.net>

On Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 10:51 AM Jeff King <peff@peff.net> wrote:
>
> On Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 05:28:05PM +0000, Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget wrote:
>
> > This was something discussed briefly at the contributor summit: users will
> > have a hard time remembering git clone --filter=blob:none <url>. This series
> > simply adds a --partial option that is equivalent to --filter=blob:none,
> > with the ability to specify a size using --partial=<size> that is equivalent
> > to --filter=blob:limit=<size>.
>
> I have mixed feelings on this. I do like making things less arcane for
> users. But are we locking in a behavior for --partial that we might not
> want to live with forever? I.e., the current thinking for partial clones
> is to fetch no blobs at all, get all commits and trees, apply sparse
> filters, and then fault in the blobs we need. But imagine we later grow
> the ability to easily avoid fetching all of the trees. Would we regret
> having the simple name "--partial" taken?

I agree with that. Something like "--filter-blobs" for
"--filter=blob:none" and perhaps "--filter-blobs=<size>" for
"--filter=blob:limit=<size>" might be worth it though.

  reply	other threads:[~2020-03-22 10:59 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-03-19 17:28 Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-03-19 17:28 ` [PATCH 1/2] partial-clone: set default filter with --partial Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-03-20 20:26   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-03-20 20:38     ` Derrick Stolee
2020-03-22  9:46       ` Jeff King
2020-03-19 17:28 ` [PATCH 2/2] clone: document --partial and --filter options Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-03-20 12:27 ` [PATCH 0/2] Slightly simplify partial clone user experience Derrick Stolee
2020-03-22  9:51 ` Jeff King
2020-03-22 10:58   ` Christian Couder [this message]
2020-03-22 16:45     ` Derrick Stolee
2020-03-22 19:22       ` Jeff King
2020-03-22 16:03 ` Taylor Blau
2020-03-22 19:50 ` [PATCH v2] clone: document --filter options Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-03-24  3:40   ` Jeff King
2020-03-24  5:17   ` Jonathan Nieder

Reply instructions:

You may reply publicly to this message via plain-text email
using any one of the following methods:

* Save the following mbox file, import it into your mail client,
  and reply-to-all from there: mbox

  Avoid top-posting and favor interleaved quoting:
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style#Interleaved_style

* Reply using the --to, --cc, and --in-reply-to
  switches of git-send-email(1):

  git send-email \
    --in-reply-to='CAP8UFD1mCXvcfUQxY4uMEPEjZp8+yPwu6SgTmZBEH6GR=8ixSA@mail.gmail.com' \
    --to=christian.couder@gmail.com \
    --cc=dstolee@microsoft.com \
    --cc=git@jeffhostetler.com \
    --cc=git@vger.kernel.org \
    --cc=gitgitgadget@gmail.com \
    --cc=jonathantanmy@google.com \
    --cc=me@ttaylorr.com \
    --cc=peff@peff.net \
    --subject='Re: [PATCH 0/2] Slightly simplify partial clone user experience' \
    /path/to/YOUR_REPLY

  https://kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/git-send-email.html

* If your mail client supports setting the In-Reply-To header
  via mailto: links, try the mailto: link

This is a public inbox, see mirroring instructions
for how to clone and mirror all data and code used for this inbox;
as well as URLs for NNTP newsgroup(s).