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Re: insteadOf and git-request-pull output




Konstantin Ryabitsev <konstantin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 07:54:32PM +0100, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:
>> > I think that if we use the "principle of least surprise," insteadOf
>> > rules shouldn't be applied for git-request-pull URLs.
>> 
>> I haven't used request-pull so I don't have much of an opinion on this,
>> but do you think the same applies to 'git remote get-url <remote>'?
>> 
>> I.e. should it also show the original unmunged URL, or the munged one as
>> it does now?
>
> I don't know, maybe both? As opposed to git-request-pull, this is not
> exposing the insteadOf URL to someone other than the person who set it
> up, so even if it does return the munged URL, it wouldn't be unexpected.

Yeah, I think the local "git remote" should show the rewritten URL
(because that information is not available otherwise) and it is OK
to optionally show the original.  Also, I think it would be nice if
request-pull gave external-facing names.  After all, insteadOf
address is for your own use (e.g. maybe pointing at corporate
mirror), and not for the intended recipient of request-pull.

In short, I think I agree with things you are saying in this
exchange.