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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Kenneth Lorber <keni@his.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH v2 3/6] doc: Add namespace collision guidelines file
Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 18:20:32 -0700
Message-ID: <xmqq7dwv1qqn.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <xmqqo8q73lkf.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com> (Junio C. Hamano's message of "Thu, 28 May 2020 12:29:20 -0700")

Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com> writes:

>> The names of the subcommands "git" can spawn is a shared resource.
>> ...
>
> Also names of worktrees that are attached to a single repository.
> ...
>
> I (or others) may come up with other things that must be named and
> name collisions must be avoided.  Even though I already said that I
> didn't think the "suggestions to avoid name collisions" given by the
> RFC PATCH are well done, I do think it is worth being aware of the
> problem space, and enumerating what kind of names are shared and
> limited resource is the first step to become so.

Here are a few more.

 - The nickname of a remote, like 'origin'.
 - A custom pretty format alias 'pretty.<name>'.
 - Ref hierarchy name (next to refs/{heads,tags,remotes}).

All of these are defined in the configuration, and unlike
attributes, they are never defined by in-tree tracked files, so we
do not have to worry about "I use this name, and I want to make sure
others do not use the same for different purpose."  

But third-party tools may want to carve out a subnamespace for their
own use, and there needs coordination among them so that they do not
stomp on each other's toes, or collide with names the end-users
would want to use.

  reply index

Thread overview: 42+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-05-17  2:13 [RFC PATCH 0/6] various documentation bits Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-17  2:13 ` [RFC PATCH 1/6] Tell the glossary about core.hooksPath Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-17 18:33   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-05-18 22:06     ` Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-17  2:13 ` [RFC PATCH 2/6] Add bit on extending git to Hacking Git Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-17 18:34   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-05-18 22:10     ` Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-17  2:13 ` [RFC PATCH 3/6] Add namespace collision avoidance guidelines file Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-17  9:45   ` Abhishek Kumar
2020-05-18 15:51     ` Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-17 15:31   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-05-18 21:46     ` Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-17  2:13 ` [RFC PATCH 4/6] Include NAMESPACE COLLISIONS doc into gitrepository-layout.txt Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-18  0:26   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-05-18 23:54     ` Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-17  2:13 ` [RFC PATCH 5/6] Tell config.txt about NAMESPACE COLLISIONS Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-18  0:32   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-05-17  2:13 ` [RFC PATCH 6/6] Add NAMESPACE COLLISIONS reference to Hacking Git Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-17  7:42 ` [RFC PATCH 0/6] various documentation bits Abhishek Kumar
2020-05-17 18:39   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-05-18 23:44     ` Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-18 15:45   ` Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-25 23:27 ` [RFC PATCH v2 " Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-25 23:27   ` [RFC PATCH v2 1/6] doc: Tell the glossary about core.hooksPath Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-26 18:59     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-05-27 16:52       ` Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-27 17:18         ` Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-27 17:18         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-05-25 23:27   ` [RFC PATCH v2 2/6] doc: Add bit on extending git to Hacking Git Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-25 23:27   ` [RFC PATCH v2 3/6] doc: Add namespace collision guidelines file Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-28 18:49     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-05-28 19:29       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-05-29  1:20         ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2020-05-29 18:08           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-06-01 23:55         ` Kenneth Lorber
2020-06-01 18:38       ` Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-25 23:27   ` [RFC PATCH v2 4/6] doc: Add collision doc to gitrepository-layout.txt Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-25 23:27   ` [RFC PATCH v2 5/6] doc: Tell config.txt about namespace collisions Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-25 23:27   ` [RFC PATCH v2 6/6] doc: Add collision reference to Hacking Git Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-31 21:37   ` [RFC PATCH 0/2] update glossary hooks entry Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-31 21:37     ` [RFC PATCH 1/2] doc: Tell the glossary about core.hooksPath Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-31 21:37     ` [RFC PATCH 2/2] doc: remove dated info and refs to sample hooks Kenneth Lorber

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