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From: Junio C Hamano <>
To: Chinmoy Chakraborty <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4] cache-tree.c: remove implicit dependency on the_repository
Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 06:23:05 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqqmtu8vrk6.fsf@gitster.g> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Chinmoy Chakraborty <> writes:

> Is it safe to make this assumption?

It was the question I asked, and I didn't see a reason to believe it
is safe.

> I mean to be completely sure of this, one would have to track back
> to all the callers.

Yes.  If we audit the callers to make sure istate->repo always
points at the right repository, add missing assignment to
istate->repo as necessary, and add

	if (!istate->repo)
		BUG("caller of cache_tree_udpate() did not fill istate->repo");

then that would be an improvement.  But...

> Should a check like:
>     if(!istate->repo)
>         istate->repo = the_repository;
> be required?

... if we add such an "if the caller did not set istate->repo,
assume the_repository" code, then the resulting code explicitly
assumes that the istate the caller passed to us without setting
istate->repo belongs to the default repository.

I do not quite see the point of such a change---it is not all that
better than "implicit dependency on the_repository" the patch tries
to address, is it?

      reply	other threads:[~2021-04-08 13:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-25 19:48 [PATCH] " Chinmoy via GitGitGadget
2021-03-25 20:31 ` Derrick Stolee
2021-03-26  6:49   ` Chinmoy Chakraborty
2021-03-26  7:54   ` Chinmoy Chakraborty
2021-03-26 15:35 ` [PATCH v2] " Chinmoy via GitGitGadget
2021-04-03 15:57   ` [PATCH v3] " Chinmoy via GitGitGadget
2021-04-04  1:49     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-04  5:11       ` Chinmoy Chakraborty
2021-04-04  5:36         ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-04  5:18       ` Chinmoy Chakraborty
2021-04-04  6:09     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-05 13:08       ` Derrick Stolee
2021-04-05 17:48         ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-07  6:54     ` [PATCH v4] " Chinmoy via GitGitGadget
2021-04-07 23:03       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-08  3:56         ` Chinmoy Chakraborty
2021-04-08 13:23           ` Junio C Hamano [this message]

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