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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Eric Sunshine <sunshine@sunshineco.com>
Cc: Rohit Ashiwal <rohit.ashiwal265@gmail.com>,
	Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>,
	Christian Couder <christian.couder@gmail.com>,
	Git List <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	Thomas Gummerer <t.gummerer@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [GSoC][PATCH v3 1/3] test functions: add function `test_file_not_empty`
Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 21:43:22 +0900	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqqmum9v6dx.fsf@gitster-ct.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAPig+cTTJgXERud0=svc5b+ctwQxoQ6cmpiA7WHMa7TUZ37BgQ@mail.gmail.com> (Eric Sunshine's message of "Mon, 4 Mar 2019 19:17:50 -0500")

Eric Sunshine <sunshine@sunshineco.com> writes:

>> +test_file_not_empty () {
>> +       if ! test -s "$1"
>> +       then
>> +               echo "'$1' is not a non-empty file."
>
> Although not incorrect, the double-negative is hard to digest. I had
> to read it a few times to convince myself that it matched the intent
> of the new function. I wonder if a message such as
>
>     echo "'$1' is unexpectedly empty"
>
> would be better. (Subjective, and not at all worth a re-roll.)

Yeah, that is subjective.  The expectation of the test is "not-empty",
so I do not see this double-negation as being too bad, though.

> Much later in this same file, a function named test_must_be_empty() is
> defined, which is the complement of your new test_file_not_empty()
> function. The dissimilar names may cause confusion, so choosing a name
> more like the existing function might be warranted.
>
> Also, it might be a good idea to add this new function as a neighbor
> of test_must_be_empty() rather than defining it a couple hundred lines
> earlier in the file. Alternately, perhaps a preparatory patch could
> move test_must_be_empty() closer to the other similar functions
> (test_path_is_missing() and cousins).

Very good suggestions.  Looking at neighbouring helpers around
must-be-empty, it seems to me that the latter, i.e. moving it to sit
next to other "path" helpers, would make the most sense.

Thanks.

  reply	other threads:[~2019-03-05 12:43 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 37+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-03-03 12:28 [GSoC][PATCH 0/3] Use helper functions in test script Rohit Ashiwal
2019-03-03 12:28 ` [PATCH 1/3] test functions: Add new function `test_file_not_empty` Rohit Ashiwal
2019-03-03 13:20   ` Junio C Hamano
2019-03-03 13:29     ` Rohit Ashiwal
2019-03-03 13:33       ` none Junio C Hamano
2019-03-03 14:07         ` Clearing logic Rohit Ashiwal
2019-03-03 16:19           ` Thomas Gummerer
2019-03-03 12:28 ` [PATCH 2/3] t3600: refactor code according to contemporary guidelines Rohit Ashiwal
2019-03-03 13:30   ` Junio C Hamano
2019-03-03 14:13     ` t3600: refactor code according to comtemporary guidelines Rohit Ashiwal
2019-03-03 12:28 ` [PATCH 3/3] t3600: use helper functions from test-lib-functions Rohit Ashiwal
2019-03-03 13:32   ` Junio C Hamano
2019-03-03 23:37 ` [GSoC][PATCH v2 0/3] Use helper functions in test script Rohit Ashiwal
2019-03-03 23:37   ` [GSoC][PATCH v2 1/3] test functions: add function `test_file_not_empty` Rohit Ashiwal
2019-03-04  3:45     ` Junio C Hamano
2019-03-03 23:37   ` [GSoC][PATCH v2 2/3] t3600: restructure code according to contemporary guidelines Rohit Ashiwal
2019-03-04  4:17     ` Junio C Hamano
2019-03-03 23:37   ` [GSoC][PATCH v2 3/3] t3600: use helpers to replace test -d/f/e/s <path> Rohit Ashiwal
2019-03-04 12:07 ` [GSoC][PATCH v3 0/3] Use helper functions in test script Rohit Ashiwal
2019-03-04 12:07   ` [GSoC][PATCH v3 1/3] test functions: add function `test_file_not_empty` Rohit Ashiwal
2019-03-05  0:17     ` Eric Sunshine
2019-03-05 12:43       ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2019-03-05 13:27       ` [GSoc][PATCH " Rohit Ashiwal
2019-03-04 12:08   ` [GSoC][PATCH v3 2/3] t3600: modernize style Rohit Ashiwal
2019-03-05  0:36     ` Eric Sunshine
2019-03-05 12:44       ` Junio C Hamano
2019-03-04 12:08   ` [GSoC][PATCH v3 3/3] t3600: use helpers to replace test -d/f/e/s <path> Rohit Ashiwal
2019-03-05  0:42     ` Eric Sunshine
2019-03-05 13:42       ` Rohit Ashiwal
2019-03-05 14:03         ` Eric Sunshine
2019-03-05 14:21           ` [GSoC][PATCH v2 " Rohit Ashiwal
2019-03-05 14:57             ` Eric Sunshine
2019-03-05 23:38               ` Rohit Ashiwal
2019-03-08  5:38               ` [GSoC][PATCH v2 3/3] t3600: use helpers to replace test -d/f/e/s <path> Junio C Hamano
2019-03-08  9:51                 ` Eric Sunshine
2019-03-11  1:54                   ` Junio C Hamano
2019-03-05  0:09   ` [GSoC][PATCH v3 0/3] Use helper functions in test script Eric Sunshine

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