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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Christian Couder <christian.couder@gmail.com>
Cc: Kaartic Sivaraam <kaartic.sivaraam@gmail.com>,
	Shourya Shukla <shouryashukla.oo@gmail.com>,
	git <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schindelin@gmx.de>,
	Denton Liu <liu.denton@gmail.com>,
	Christian Couder <chriscool@tuxfamily.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 1/5] submodule: expose the '--for-status' option of summary
Date: Sat, 08 Aug 2020 16:26:14 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqqv9hsen3d.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAP8UFD20ORozywSAV+Qayuf_vwve9A21ySAtTZVphwhv5nYWXg@mail.gmail.com> (Christian Couder's message of "Sat, 8 Aug 2020 22:25:10 +0200")

Christian Couder <christian.couder@gmail.com> writes:

> Yeah, I agree that finding a good name and a good use case for the
> option would surely help.

That makes it sound like a solution looking for a problem.

The option was added and discussed in [*1*], and it was quite clear
that it was merely an implementation detail to show the same info as
"git submodule summary" in a format that would fit better in the
context of "git status".  I doubt that anything changed since then
in the past 12 years to make the option deserve more attention by
the end users, but what this patch (which is the first in a 5-patch
series) does may be worth doing if a later patch in the series
serves as that "good use case".

On the other hand, if there is no such "good use case" example in
the other changes in this series, the option can and should be kept
as an implementation detail of "git status", I would think.

Thanks.


[Reference]

*1*
https://lore.kernel.org/git/1205416085-23431-1-git-send-email-pkufranky@gmail.com/


  reply	other threads:[~2020-08-08 23:26 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 32+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-06 16:40 [GSoC][PATCH v2 0/5] submodule: port subcommand 'summary' from shell to C Shourya Shukla
2020-08-06 16:40 ` [PATCH v2 1/5] submodule: expose the '--for-status' option of summary Shourya Shukla
2020-08-08 14:40   ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2020-08-08 20:25     ` Christian Couder
2020-08-08 23:26       ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2020-08-06 16:40 ` [PATCH v2 2/5] submodule: remove extra line feeds between callback struct and macro Shourya Shukla
2020-08-06 16:41 ` [PATCH v2 3/5] submodule: rename helper functions to avoid ambiguity Shourya Shukla
2020-08-06 16:41 ` [PATCH v2 4/5] t7421: introduce a test script for verifying 'summary' output Shourya Shukla
2020-08-06 16:41 ` [PATCH v2 5/5] submodule: port submodule subcommand 'summary' from shell to C Shourya Shukla
2020-08-06 22:45   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-07 16:31     ` Shourya Shukla
2020-08-07 17:15       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-12 19:44 ` [GSoC][PATCH v3 0/4] submodule: port " Shourya Shukla
2020-08-12 19:44   ` [PATCH v3 1/4] submodule: remove extra line feeds between callback struct and macro Shourya Shukla
2020-08-12 19:44   ` [PATCH v3 2/4] submodule: rename helper functions to avoid ambiguity Shourya Shukla
2020-08-12 19:44   ` [PATCH v3 3/4] t7421: introduce a test script for verifying 'summary' output Shourya Shukla
2020-08-12 19:44   ` [PATCH v3 4/4] submodule: port submodule subcommand 'summary' from shell to C Shourya Shukla
2020-08-18  2:08     ` Jeff King
2020-08-21  5:22       ` Shourya Shukla
2020-08-21 15:17     ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-21 16:35       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-21 17:17         ` Shourya Shukla
2020-08-21 18:09           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-21 18:54             ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2020-08-21 19:54               ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-23 20:03                 ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2020-08-23 20:12                   ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2020-08-24  7:26                   ` Shourya Shukla
2020-08-24  8:46                     ` Shourya Shukla
2020-08-24 11:08                       ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2020-08-24 17:50                         ` Shourya Shukla
2020-08-24 17:54     ` Junio C Hamano

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