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Re: [PATCH 04/28] t/test-lib: introduce FULL_HEX

On Sun, May 06, 2018 at 07:53:42PM -0400, Eric Sunshine wrote:
> On Sun, May 6, 2018 at 7:17 PM, brian m. carlson
> <sandals@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Currently we have a variable, $_x40, which contains a regex that matches
> > a full 40-character hex constant.  However, with NewHash, we'll have
> > object IDs that are longer than 40 characters.  In such a case, $_x40
> > will be a confusing name.  Create a $FULL_HEX variable which will always
> > reflect a regex matching the appropriate object ID, regardless of the
> > length of the current hash.
> Bikeshedding: $FULL_HEX doesn't convey much. Perhaps $OID_REGEX? (And
> $_x05 and $_x35 can be named $OID_REGEX_SHORT and
> $OID_REGEX_{something}, respectively? Or perhaps they don't need
> renaming?)

I agree that $OID_REGEX is better.  Thinking about it, I'm wondering if
$_xoid might be shorter and familiar enough to people who are used to
$_x40.  I'll wait for other people to chime in, and then reroll.

I don't think the short forms will end up needing renaming, but I'll try
to pick something sane in line with the others should that be necessary.
brian m. carlson: Houston, Texas, US
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