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Re: [RFC PATCH 0/4] interpret-trailers: introduce "move" action




On Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 2:39 PM, Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 06/10/2017 14:33, Christian Couder wrote:
>> Ok. I think you might want something called for example
>> "replaceIfIdenticalClose" where "IdenticalClose" means: "there is a
>> trailer with the same (<token>, <value>) pair above or below the line
>> where the replaced trailer will be put when ignoring trailers with a
>> different <token>".
>
> So basically "moveIfClosest" (move if last for where=end, move if first
> for where=begin; for where=after and where=before it would just end up
> doing nothing)?

First yeah these would not make sense anyway if where=after or where=before.

Now it would be strange to have "moveIfClosest" without having "move"
first and I don't see how "move" would be different from the existing
"replace".
Or maybe "move" means "replaceIfIdentical", in this case I think it
would help users to just call it "replaceIfIdentical".

Also there is "addIfDifferentNeighbor" so we already have "Neighbor"
which means "just above or below". Then if we use "Closest" I think it
will be harder to distinguish it from "Neighbor" than if we use
"Close".

That's why I think "replaceIfIdenticalClose" is better. It could
enable us to eventually use a regexp like
"(add|replace)(If(Different|Identical)(Close|Neighbor)+)+"  to parse
the add* and replace* options.