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From: Junio C Hamano <>
To: Denton Liu <>
Subject: Re: [BUG] git checkout -p HEAD...
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2020 09:02:04 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200929061830.GA40759@generichostname> (Denton Liu's message of "Mon, 28 Sep 2020 23:18:30 -0700")

Denton Liu <> writes:

> So I lean on the side of fully supporting the `...` form for `git
> restore/checkout`. However, I understand if someone wishes to suggest
> "that was never valid to begin with; we should prohibit `...` from
> being used with restore-modes`.
> Any opposition to fully supporting the `...` form?

Not from me.  The "-p" feature of various commands were bolted on as
a mere afterthought and in a rather hacky way. I am not surprised if
quality of their implementation differs from that of the primary
codepaths.  It did not help that they are implemented by diverting
the control early to the "add--interactive" machinery from the
primary control flow, and it may be a large, if not primary, source
of differences in how command line options are handled by the "-p"
codepath and the primary codepath in these commands.

Making "-p" behave more like the primary modes of operation in these
commands would be a welcome move, I would think.  I hope that it got
much easier to access the "add--interactive" machinery from C these
days; probably it is a good time to make that move.


      reply	other threads:[~2020-09-29 16:02 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 2+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-29  6:18 Denton Liu
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