[RFC] Reporting index properties
- Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2017 16:39:20 -0700 (PDT)
- From: Alex Vandiver <alexmv@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [RFC] Reporting index properties
As part of gathering some automated performance statistics of git, it
would be useful to be able to extract some vital properties of the
index. While `git update-index` has ways to _set_ the index version,
and enable/disable various extensions, AFAICT there is no method by
which one can ask for reporting about the current state of them --
short of re-implementing all of the index-parsing logic external to
Git, which is not terribly appealing.
I hesitate to propose adding a flag to `git update-index` which reads
but does no updating, as that seems to make a misnomer of the
command. But this also doesn't seem worthy of a new top-level command.
Do folks have feelings about surfacing this information, and where such
logic should live?