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Re: [PATCH 1/7] api-builtin.txt: document SUPPORT_SUPER_PREFIX




On 07/11, Martin Ågren wrote:
> On 11 July 2017 at 00:50, Brandon Williams <bmwill@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On 07/10, Martin Ågren wrote:
> >> Commit 74866d75 ("git: make super-prefix option", 2016-10-07) introduced
> >> SUPPORT_SUPER_PREFIX as a builtin flag without documenting it in
> >> api-builtin.txt. The next patch will add another flag, so document
> >> SUPPORT_SUPER_PREFIX, thereby bringing the documentation up to date with
> >> the available flags.
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Martin Ågren <martin.agren@xxxxxxxxx>
> >> ---
> >>  Documentation/technical/api-builtin.txt | 4 ++++
> >>  1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)
> >>
> >> diff --git a/Documentation/technical/api-builtin.txt b/Documentation/technical/api-builtin.txt
> >> index 22a39b929..60f442822 100644
> >> --- a/Documentation/technical/api-builtin.txt
> >> +++ b/Documentation/technical/api-builtin.txt
> >> @@ -42,6 +42,10 @@ where options is the bitwise-or of:
> >>       on bare repositories.
> >>       This only makes sense when `RUN_SETUP` is also set.
> >>
> >> +`SUPPORT_SUPER_PREFIX`::
> >> +
> >> +     The builtin supports --super-prefix.
> >> +
> >>  . Add `builtin/foo.o` to `BUILTIN_OBJS` in `Makefile`.
> >>
> >>  Additionally, if `foo` is a new command, there are 3 more things to do:
> >
> > I added SUPER_PREFIX as an implementation detail when trying to recurse
> > submodules using multiple processes.  Now that we have a 'struct
> > repository' my plan is to remove SUPER_PREFIX in its entirety.  Since
> > this won't happen overnight it may still take a bit till its removed so
> > maybe it makes sense to better document it until that happens?
> 
> I could add something about how this is "temporary" although I have no
> idea about the timeframe. ;-)

Its probably better to ensure that things are documented (even if they
are temporary) but you don't need to mark it as such.  And as far as
timeframe, that's my burden to bare ;)

> 
> > Either way I think that this sort of Documention better lives in the
> > code as it is easier to keep up to date.
> 
> Agreed and I believe that's the long-term goal. I could replace this
> preparatory patch with another one where I move api-builtin.txt into
> builtin.h or git.c (and document SUPPORT_SUPER_PREFIX if that's
> wanted). That's probably better, since right now, patch 2/7 adds
> basically the same documentation for the new flag in two places.

I know that sort of migration may be out of the scope of your series
(since its just documentation), though you're more than welcome to do
the work as it would be much appreciated by me and a few other people :)

-- 
Brandon Williams