Re: "git bisect run make" adequate to locate first unbuildable commit?
- Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2018 20:48:55 -0000
- From: "Philip Oakley, CEng MIET" <philipoakley@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: "git bisect run make" adequate to locate first unbuildable commit?
From: "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
writing a short tutorial on "git bisect" and, all the details of
special exit code 125 aside, if one wanted to locate the first
unbuildable commit, would it be sufficient to just run?
$ git bisect run make
as i read it, make returns either 0, 1 or 2 so there doesn't appear
to be any possibility of weirdness with clashing with a 125 exit code.
am i overlooking some subtle detail here i should be aware of? thanks.
In the spirit of pedanticism, one should also clarify the word "first", in
that it's not a linear search for _an_ unbuildable commit, but that one is
looking for the transition between an unbroken sequence of unbuildable
commits, which transitions to buildable commits, and its the transition that
is sought. (there could be many random unbuildable commits within a sequence
in some folks' processes!)