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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: "ZheNing Hu via GitGitGadget" <gitgitgadget@gmail.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org,
	Christian Couder <christian.couder@gmail.com>,
	ZheNing Hu <adlternative@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4] [GSOC]trailer: pass arg as positional parameter
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2021 11:04:31 -0700
Message-ID: <xmqqk0psqxqo.fsf@gitster.g> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <pull.913.v4.git.1616775185562.gitgitgadget@gmail.com> (ZheNing Hu via GitGitGadget's message of "Fri, 26 Mar 2021 16:13:05 +0000")

"ZheNing Hu via GitGitGadget" <gitgitgadget@gmail.com> writes:

> @@ -252,6 +252,16 @@ also be executed for each of these arguments. And the <value> part of
>  these arguments, if any, will be used to replace the `$ARG` string in
>  the command.
>  
> +trailer.<token>.cmd::
> +	The command specified by this configuration variable is run
> +	with a single parameter, which is the <value> part of an
> +	existing trailer with the same <token>.  The output from the
> +	command is then used as the value for the <token> in the
> +	resulting trailer.
> +	The command is expected to replace `trailer.<token>.cmd`.
> +	When both .cmd and .command are given for the same <token>,
> +        .cmd is used and .command is ignored.

Christian, because ".cmd" is trying to eventually replace it, I find
it a bit disturbing that the description we give here looks a lot
smaller compared to the one for ".command".  I am afraid that we may
have failed to reproduce something important from the description of
the ".command" for the above; care to rend a hand or two here to
complete the description?

As I cannot grok what the description for ".command" is trying to
say, especially around this part:

    When this option is specified, the behavior is as if a special
    '<token>=<value>' argument were added at the beginning of the command
    line, where <value> is ...

and

    If some '<token>=<value>' arguments are also passed on the command
    line, when a 'trailer.<token>.command' is configured, the command will
    also be executed for each of these arguments.

I cannot quite judge if what we came up with in the above
description is sufficient.

> -* Configure a 'sign' trailer with a command to automatically add a
> +* Configure a 'sign' trailer with a cmd to automatically add a
>    'Signed-off-by: ' with the author information only if there is no
>    'Signed-off-by: ' already, and show how it works:
>  +
> @@ -309,7 +319,7 @@ $ git interpret-trailers --trailer 'Cc: Alice <alice@example.com>' --trailer 'Re
>  $ git config trailer.sign.key "Signed-off-by: "
>  $ git config trailer.sign.ifmissing add
>  $ git config trailer.sign.ifexists doNothing
> -$ git config trailer.sign.command 'echo "$(git config user.name) <$(git config user.email)>"'
> +$ git config trailer.sign.cmd 'echo "$(git config user.name) <$(git config user.email)>"'
>  $ git interpret-trailers <<EOF
>  > EOF

This change would definitely be needed when the support for
".command" is removed after deprecation period.  As it does not take
any argument, .cmd and .command should behave identically, so making
this change now, without waiting, may make sense.

> @@ -333,14 +343,14 @@ subject
>  Fix #42
>  ------------
>  
> -* Configure a 'see' trailer with a command to show the subject of a
> +* Configure a 'see' trailer with a cmd to show the subject of a
>    commit that is related, and show how it works:
>  +
>  ------------
>  $ git config trailer.see.key "See-also: "
>  $ git config trailer.see.ifExists "replace"
>  $ git config trailer.see.ifMissing "doNothing"
> -$ git config trailer.see.command "git log -1 --oneline --format=\"%h (%s)\" --abbrev-commit --abbrev=14 \$ARG"
> +$ git config trailer.see.cmd "test -n \"\$1\" && git log -1 --oneline --format=\"%h (%s)\" --abbrev-commit --abbrev=14 \"\$1\"|| true "
>  $ git interpret-trailers <<EOF
>  > subject

This, too, but until ".command" is removed, wouldn't it be better
for readers to keep both variants, as the distinction between $ARG
and $1 needs to be illustrated?

Besides, the examples given here are not equivalent.  The original
assumes that ARG is there, or it is OK to default to HEAD; the new
one gives no output when $ARG/$1 is not supplied.  It would confuse
readers to give two too-similar-but-subtly-different examles, as
they will be forced to wonder if the difference is something needed
to transition from .command to .cmd (and I am guessing that it is
not).

Rewriting both to use "--pretty=reference" may be worth doing.  As
can be seen in these examples:

git show -s --pretty=reference \$1
git log -1 --oneline --format=\"%h (%s)\" --abbrev-commit --abbrev=14 \$1

that it makes the result much easier to read.

Thanks.  Do not send a reroll prematurely; I want to see area
expert's input at this point.



  reply index

Thread overview: 101+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-23 14:53 [PATCH] [GSOC]trailer: change $ARG to environment variable ZheNing Hu via GitGitGadget
2021-03-24 15:42 ` [PATCH v2] [GSOC]trailer: pass arg as positional parameter ZheNing Hu via GitGitGadget
2021-03-24 20:18   ` Junio C Hamano
2021-03-25  1:43     ` ZheNing Hu
2021-03-25 11:53   ` [PATCH v3] " ZheNing Hu via GitGitGadget
2021-03-25 22:28     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-03-26 13:29       ` ZheNing Hu
2021-03-26 16:13     ` [PATCH v4] " ZheNing Hu via GitGitGadget
2021-03-27 18:04       ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2021-03-27 19:53         ` Christian Couder
2021-03-28 10:46           ` ZheNing Hu
2021-03-29  9:04             ` Christian Couder
2021-03-29 13:43               ` ZheNing Hu
2021-03-30  8:45                 ` Christian Couder
2021-03-30 11:22                   ` ZheNing Hu
2021-03-30 15:07                     ` ZheNing Hu
2021-03-30 17:14                       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-03-31  5:14                         ` ZheNing Hu
2021-03-31 18:19                           ` Junio C Hamano
2021-03-31 18:29                             ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-01  3:56                               ` ZheNing Hu
2021-04-01 19:49                                 ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-02  2:08                                   ` ZheNing Hu
2021-04-01  3:39                             ` ZheNing Hu
2021-03-31 10:05       ` [PATCH v5 0/2] " ZheNing Hu via GitGitGadget
2021-03-31 10:05         ` [PATCH v5 1/2] [GSOC] run-command: add shell_no_implicit_args option ZheNing Hu via GitGitGadget
2021-04-01  7:22           ` Christian Couder
2021-04-01  9:58             ` ZheNing Hu
2021-03-31 10:05         ` [PATCH v5 2/2] [GSOC]trailer: pass arg as positional parameter ZheNing Hu via GitGitGadget
2021-04-01  7:28         ` [PATCH v5 0/2] " Christian Couder
2021-04-01 10:02           ` ZheNing Hu
2021-04-02 13:26         ` [PATCH v6] [GSOC] trailer: add new trailer.<token>.cmd config option ZheNing Hu via GitGitGadget
2021-04-02 20:48           ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-03  5:08             ` ZheNing Hu
2021-04-04  5:34               ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-03  5:51             ` Christian Couder
2021-04-04 23:26               ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-06  3:47                 ` Christian Couder
2021-04-06  3:52                   ` Christian Couder
2021-04-06  5:16                     ` ZheNing Hu
2021-04-06  5:34                       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-06  5:37                       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-04  5:43             ` ZheNing Hu
2021-04-04  8:52               ` Christian Couder
2021-04-04  9:53                 ` ZheNing Hu
2021-04-02 23:44           ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-03  3:22             ` ZheNing Hu
2021-04-03  4:31               ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-03  5:15                 ` ZheNing Hu
2021-04-04 13:11           ` [PATCH v7] " ZheNing Hu via GitGitGadget
2021-04-06 16:23             ` Christian Couder
2021-04-07  4:51               ` ZheNing Hu
2021-04-09 13:37             ` [PATCH v8 0/2] [GSOC] trailer: add new .cmd " ZheNing Hu via GitGitGadget
2021-04-09 13:37               ` [PATCH v8 1/2] [GSOC] docs: correct descript of trailer.<token>.command ZheNing Hu via GitGitGadget
2021-04-09 19:02                 ` Christian Couder
2021-04-10 13:40                   ` ZheNing Hu
2021-04-09 13:37               ` [PATCH v8 2/2] [GSOC] trailer: add new .cmd config option ZheNing Hu via GitGitGadget
2021-04-09 20:18                 ` Christian Couder
2021-04-10 14:09                   ` ZheNing Hu
2021-04-09 19:59               ` [PATCH v8 0/2] " Christian Couder
2021-04-12 16:39               ` [PATCH v9 " ZheNing Hu via GitGitGadget
2021-04-12 16:39                 ` [PATCH v9 1/2] [GSOC] docs: correct descript of trailer.<token>.command ZheNing Hu via GitGitGadget
2021-04-12 20:42                   ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-16 12:03                     ` Christian Couder
2021-04-17  1:54                       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-12 16:39                 ` [PATCH v9 2/2] [GSOC] trailer: add new .cmd config option ZheNing Hu via GitGitGadget
2021-04-12 20:51                   ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-13  7:33                     ` Christian Couder
2021-04-13 12:02                       ` ZheNing Hu
2021-04-13 19:18                         ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-14 13:27                           ` ZheNing Hu
2021-04-14 20:33                             ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-15 15:32                               ` ZheNing Hu
2021-04-15 17:41                                 ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-16 12:54                               ` Christian Couder
2021-04-13 18:14                       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-16  8:47                 ` [PATCH v10 0/2] " ZheNing Hu via GitGitGadget
2021-04-16  8:47                   ` [PATCH v10 1/2] [GSOC] docs: correct descript of trailer.<token>.command ZheNing Hu via GitGitGadget
2021-04-16 19:11                     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-16  8:47                   ` [PATCH v10 2/2] [GSOC] trailer: add new .cmd config option ZheNing Hu via GitGitGadget
2021-04-16 19:13                     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-16 19:21                     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-16 19:25                       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-17  2:58                         ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-17  3:36                           ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-17  7:41                             ` ZheNing Hu
2021-04-17  8:11                               ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-17 15:13                   ` [PATCH v11 0/2] " ZheNing Hu via GitGitGadget
2021-04-17 15:13                     ` [PATCH v11 1/2] [GSOC] docs: correct description of .command ZheNing Hu via GitGitGadget
2021-04-17 15:13                     ` [PATCH v11 2/2] [GSOC] trailer: add new .cmd config option ZheNing Hu via GitGitGadget
2021-04-17 22:26                     ` [PATCH v11 0/2] " Junio C Hamano
2021-04-18  7:47                       ` ZheNing Hu
2021-04-21  0:09                         ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-21  5:47                           ` ZheNing Hu
2021-04-21 23:40                             ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-22  9:20                               ` ZheNing Hu
2021-04-27  6:49                                 ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-27 12:24                                   ` ZheNing Hu
2021-05-03 15:41                     ` [PATCH v12 " ZheNing Hu via GitGitGadget
2021-05-03 15:41                       ` [PATCH v12 1/2] [GSOC] docs: correct descript of trailer.<token>.command ZheNing Hu via GitGitGadget
2021-05-03 15:41                       ` [PATCH v12 2/2] [GSOC] trailer: add new .cmd config option ZheNing Hu via GitGitGadget

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