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[PATCH] completion: reduce overhead of clearing cached --options




To get the names of all '$__git_builtin_*' variables caching --options
of builtin commands in order to unset them, 8b0eaa41f2 (completion:
clear cached --options when sourcing the completion script,
2018-03-22) runs a 'set |sed s///' pipeline.  This works both in Bash
and in ZSH, but has a higher than necessasry overhead with the extra
processes.

In Bash we can do better: run the 'compgen -v __gitcomp_builtin_'
builtin command, which lists the same variables, but without a
pipeline and 'sed' it can do so with lower overhead.

This change also happens to work around an issue reported by users of
the Powerline shell prompt on macOS, which was triggered by the same
commit 8b0eaa41f2 as well.  Powerline uses several Unicode Private Use
Area code points to represent some of its pretty text UI elements
(arrows and what not), and these are stored in the $PS1 variable.
Apparently the 'set' builtin command of the default Bash version shipped
in macOS (3.2.57) has issues with these code points, and produces
garbled output where Powerline's special symbols should be in the $PS1
variable.  This, in turn, triggers the following error message in the
downstream 'sed' process:

  sed: RE error: illegal byte sequence

Other Bash versions, notably 4.4.19 on macOS (via homebrew) and 3.2.25
on CentOS don't seem to be affected.

With this patch neither the 'set' builtin is invoked to print garbage,
nor 'sed' to choke on it.

Issue-on-macOS-reported-by: Stephon Harris <theonestep4@xxxxxxxxx>
Issue-on-macOS-explained-by: Matthew Coleman <matt@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: SZEDER Gábor <szeder.dev@xxxxxxxxx>
---
 contrib/completion/git-completion.bash | 6 +++++-
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/contrib/completion/git-completion.bash b/contrib/completion/git-completion.bash
index b09c8a2362..4ef59a51be 100644
--- a/contrib/completion/git-completion.bash
+++ b/contrib/completion/git-completion.bash
@@ -282,7 +282,11 @@ __gitcomp ()
 
 # Clear the variables caching builtins' options when (re-)sourcing
 # the completion script.
-unset $(set |sed -ne 's/^\(__gitcomp_builtin_[a-zA-Z0-9_][a-zA-Z0-9_]*\)=.*/\1/p') 2>/dev/null
+if [[ -n ${ZSH_VERSION-} ]]; then
+	unset $(set |sed -ne 's/^\(__gitcomp_builtin_[a-zA-Z0-9_][a-zA-Z0-9_]*\)=.*/\1/p') 2>/dev/null
+else
+	unset $(compgen -v __gitcomp_builtin_)
+fi
 
 # This function is equivalent to
 #
-- 
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