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Re: [PATCH] repository.c: always allocate 'index' at repo init time

On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 05:34:02PM +0700, Duy Nguyen wrote:

> >   2. There are hundreds of spots that need to swap out "repo->index" for
> >      "&repo->index". In the patch below I just did enough to compile
> >      archive-zip.o, to illustrate. :)
> You are more thorough than me. I saw #2 first and immediately backed
> off (partly for a selfish reason: I have plenty of the_repo conversion
> patches in queue and anything touching "repo" may delay those patches
> even more).

Yeah, that's true, it would be disruptive.

> There's also #3 but this one is minor. So far 'struct repo' is more of
> a glue of things. Embedding index_state in it while leaving
> object_store, ref_store... pointers feels inconsistent and a bit
> weird. It's not a strong reason for making index_state a pointer too,
> but if we have to deal with pointers anyway...

And yeah, I agree it would nice for it to all be consistent. Let's leave
it at your patch for now, and we can think about refactoring this later.