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From: Alex Henrie <alexhenrie24@gmail.com>
To: Sergey Organov <sorganov@gmail.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org, tao@klerks.biz, gitster@pobox.com,
	newren@gmail.com, phillip.wood123@gmail.com,
	Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de, chooglen@google.com,
	calvinwan@google.com, jonathantanmy@google.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v6 0/3] rebase: document, clean up, and introduce a config option for --rebase-merges
Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2023 14:33:36 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAMMLpeSowxoJgPOt84Dos8BVKU=y=M+Ph0xaGe6UTxwwE5zsXQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87ilff2xsl.fsf@osv.gnss.ru>

On Sun, Mar 5, 2023 at 5:22 AM Sergey Organov <sorganov@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Alex Henrie <alexhenrie24@gmail.com> writes:
>
> [...]
>
> > - Rephrase the warning about --rebase-merges="" to recommend
> >   --rebase-merges without an argument instead, and clarify that that
> >   will do the same thing
>
> Not a strong objection to the series as they are, but, provided options
> with optional arguments are considered to be a bad practice in general
> (unless something had recently changed), I'd like to vote for adding:
>
>   --rebase-merges=on (≡ --reabase-merges="")
>
> and for suggesting to use that one instead of --rebase-merges="" rather
> than naked --rebase-merges.
>
> It'd be best to actually fix --rebase-merges to always have an argument,
> the more so as we have '-r' shortcut, but as this is unlikely to fly due
> to backward compatibility considerations, this way we would at least
> avoid promoting bad practices further.
>
> If accepted, please consider to introduce
>
>   --rebase-merges=off (≡ --no-rebase-merges)
>
> as well for completeness.
>
> BTW, that's how we settled upon in the implementation of --diff-merges,
> so these two will then be mutually consistent.

I am curious as to why you say that flags with optional arguments are
considered bad practice. I don't see an advantage to adding
--rebase-merges=on and then telling users that they ought to always
type the extra three characters, even if we were designing the feature
from scratch. As it is, we're certainly not going to drop support for
--no-rebase-merges or --rebase-merges without an argument, so it seems
fine to advertise them to users. And if we do want to add support for
passing a boolean value as an argument to --rebase-merges, that can be
done after the rebase.rebaseMerges config option is added; it's not a
prerequisite.

-Alex

  reply	other threads:[~2023-03-05 21:34 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 96+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-02-23  5:34 [PATCH v4 1/3] rebase: add documentation and test for --no-rebase-merges Alex Henrie
2023-02-23  5:34 ` [PATCH v4 2/3] rebase: stop accepting --rebase-merges="" Alex Henrie
2023-02-24 13:54   ` Johannes Schindelin
2023-02-24 17:20     ` Junio C Hamano
2023-02-24 17:50       ` Alex Henrie
2023-02-24 18:08         ` Junio C Hamano
2023-02-24 18:23           ` Alex Henrie
2023-02-24 18:40             ` Junio C Hamano
2023-02-24 18:55               ` Alex Henrie
2023-02-24 19:13                 ` Junio C Hamano
2023-02-24 19:24                   ` Alex Henrie
2023-02-24 19:24                   ` Phillip Wood
2023-02-24 19:56                     ` Alex Henrie
2023-02-23  5:34 ` [PATCH v4 3/3] rebase: add a config option for --rebase-merges Alex Henrie
2023-02-24 13:53   ` Johannes Schindelin
2023-02-24 17:49     ` Alex Henrie
2023-02-24 14:55   ` Phillip Wood
2023-02-24 17:51     ` Alex Henrie
2023-02-23 17:28 ` [PATCH v4 1/3] rebase: add documentation and test for --no-rebase-merges Junio C Hamano
2023-02-24 13:57   ` Johannes Schindelin
2023-02-24 19:16     ` Junio C Hamano
2023-02-25 18:09     ` Alex Henrie
2023-02-25 18:03 ` [PATCH v5 0/3] rebase: add a config option for --rebase-merges Alex Henrie
2023-02-25 18:03   ` [PATCH v5 1/3] rebase: add documentation and test for --no-rebase-merges Alex Henrie
2023-03-01 23:23     ` Glen Choo
2023-02-25 18:03   ` [PATCH v5 2/3] rebase: deprecate --rebase-merges="" Alex Henrie
2023-03-01 23:46     ` Glen Choo
2023-03-02 10:07     ` Phillip Wood
2023-03-02 18:02     ` Calvin Wan
2023-02-25 18:03   ` [PATCH v5 3/3] rebase: add a config option for --rebase-merges Alex Henrie
2023-03-01 23:43     ` Glen Choo
2023-03-02  9:37     ` Phillip Wood
2023-03-04 23:24       ` Alex Henrie
2023-03-07 16:23         ` Phillip Wood
2023-03-12 20:57           ` Alex Henrie
2023-03-13 14:20             ` Phillip Wood
2023-03-13 16:12               ` Felipe Contreras
2023-03-13 19:46             ` Junio C Hamano
2023-03-24 14:47             ` About replaying "evil" merges... " Johannes Schindelin
2023-03-02 18:02     ` Calvin Wan
2023-03-04 23:24       ` Alex Henrie
2023-03-01 23:14   ` [PATCH v5 0/3] " Glen Choo
2023-03-02  5:02     ` Alex Henrie
2023-03-02  5:09       ` Alex Henrie
2023-03-05  5:07   ` [PATCH v6 0/3] rebase: document, clean up, and introduce " Alex Henrie
2023-03-05  5:07     ` [PATCH v6 1/3] rebase: add documentation and test for --no-rebase-merges Alex Henrie
2023-03-08 22:25       ` Sergey Organov
2023-03-05  5:07     ` [PATCH v6 2/3] rebase: deprecate --rebase-merges="" Alex Henrie
2023-03-07 14:59       ` Phillip Wood
2023-03-05  5:07     ` [PATCH v6 3/3] rebase: add a config option for --rebase-merges Alex Henrie
2023-03-07 14:56       ` Phillip Wood
2023-03-07 18:32         ` Junio C Hamano
2023-03-12 21:01           ` Alex Henrie
2023-03-08  0:09         ` Glen Choo
2023-03-08  0:02       ` Glen Choo
2023-03-12 21:03         ` Alex Henrie
2023-03-15  2:52         ` Alex Henrie
2023-03-16 17:32           ` Glen Choo
2023-03-16 18:11             ` Felipe Contreras
2023-03-16 22:46               ` Glen Choo
2023-03-16 23:48                 ` Felipe Contreras
2023-03-16 20:27             ` Alex Henrie
2023-03-16 22:39               ` Glen Choo
2023-03-18  5:59                 ` Alex Henrie
2023-03-24 15:05               ` Johannes Schindelin
2023-03-25 16:59               ` Sergey Organov
2023-03-05 12:22     ` [PATCH v6 0/3] rebase: document, clean up, and introduce " Sergey Organov
2023-03-05 21:33       ` Alex Henrie [this message]
2023-03-05 22:54         ` Sergey Organov
2023-03-06  0:02           ` Alex Henrie
2023-03-06 13:23             ` Sergey Organov
2023-03-06 19:08             ` Junio C Hamano
2023-03-06 17:19           ` Junio C Hamano
2023-03-06 16:24     ` Phillip Wood
2023-03-06 17:36       ` Alex Henrie
2023-03-07 15:07         ` Phillip Wood
2023-03-08  0:13     ` Glen Choo
2023-03-12 21:04     ` [PATCH v7 " Alex Henrie
2023-03-12 21:04       ` [PATCH v7 1/3] rebase: add documentation and test for --no-rebase-merges Alex Henrie
2023-03-12 21:04       ` [PATCH v7 2/3] rebase: deprecate --rebase-merges="" Alex Henrie
2023-03-12 21:04       ` [PATCH v7 3/3] rebase: add a config option for --rebase-merges Alex Henrie
2023-03-20  5:59       ` [PATCH v8 0/3] rebase: document, clean up, and introduce " Alex Henrie
2023-03-20  5:59         ` [PATCH v8 1/3] rebase: add documentation and test for --no-rebase-merges Alex Henrie
2023-03-20  5:59         ` [PATCH v8 2/3] rebase: deprecate --rebase-merges="" Alex Henrie
2023-03-20  5:59         ` [PATCH v8 3/3] rebase: add a config option for --rebase-merges Alex Henrie
2023-03-22 16:54           ` Phillip Wood
2023-03-23 18:45             ` Junio C Hamano
2023-03-24 14:52               ` Phillip Wood
2023-03-25  5:23               ` Alex Henrie
2023-03-25  5:21             ` Alex Henrie
2023-03-26  3:06         ` [PATCH v9 0/3] rebase: document, clean up, and introduce " Alex Henrie
2023-03-26  3:06           ` [PATCH v9 1/3] rebase: add documentation and test for --no-rebase-merges Alex Henrie
2023-03-26  3:06           ` [PATCH v9 2/3] rebase: deprecate --rebase-merges="" Alex Henrie
2023-03-26  3:06           ` [PATCH v9 3/3] rebase: add a config option for --rebase-merges Alex Henrie
2023-03-26 15:12           ` [PATCH v9 0/3] rebase: document, clean up, and introduce " Phillip Wood
2023-03-27 16:33             ` Junio C Hamano

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