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Re: [PATCH 2/2] fetch-pack: respect --no-update-shallow in v2

On Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 10:37:06AM -0700, Jonathan Tan wrote:

> > Perhaps it's worth passing down the shallows array we get from the
> > caller of fetch_pack(). Something like the patch below (I think it is
> > never NULL, which means in your patch 1 you can simplify the conditional
> > for the BUG).
> [snip patch]
> You're right that it is never NULL - I have removed that check. As for
> passing down the shallows array that we get from the caller of
> fetch_pack(), that would get confusing because we end up modifying the
> shallows array in some code paths, and the transport is sometimes reused
> (for example, when backfilling tags). I have instead made a
> shallows_scratch variable in fetch_pack(), and made it pass it down
> (like in the diff you provided).

Yeah, I confess to having spent quite a few minutes trying to figure out
the difference between "shallows" and "shallow_info", whether one
wrote into the other, and who was responsible for filling each in. So I
will not complain if you have a way of writing it that is less
confusing. :)