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Re: [PATCH v3] userdiff.c & doc/gitattributes.txt: add Octave

Johannes Sixt <j6t@xxxxxxxx> writes:

> I'd prefer to keep this list at the minimum necessary as long as it is
> hard-coded in C.

Yeah, I know that feeling.

> I would take a different stance if this were some
> configuration file that we ship.

Hmm, now you reminded me of my ancient wish.

Perhaps it is not too bad to ship $(sharedir)/git-core/userdiff that
can be read using git_config_from_file() interface, using a very
narrow callback function that understands only diff.*.xfuncname and
diff.*.wordregex and discards everything else, without even
following the include/includeIf stuff?  As long as that can be done
safely and without too much overhead, we could get rid of the
hardcoded patterns in userdiff.c::builtin_drivers[] and that would
be wonderful ;-)