[PATCH v2 0/2] clang-format

+ llvm-dev@lists.llvm.org

The Git community is currently discussing adopting a coding style
defined by clang-format, here is a bug report:

+ llvm-dev@lists.llvm.org

The Git community is currently discussing adopting a coding style
defined by clang-format, here is a bug report:

Since we've added a cc, let me try to give a little more context.

> One more oddity I found while playing with this that Git folks might run
> into:
>
> $ git init tmp && cd tmp
> $ git commit --allow-empty -m foo
> $ echo "[mysection]mykey" >>.git/config
> $ git clang-format-5.0
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "/usr/bin/git-clang-format-5.0", line 579, in <module>
> main()
> File "/usr/bin/git-clang-format-5.0", line 62, in main
> config = load_git_config()
> File "/usr/bin/git-clang-format-5.0", line 194, in load_git_config
> name, value = entry.split('\n', 1)
> ValueError: need more than 1 value to unpack
>
> $ sed -i 's/mykey/&=true/' .git/config
> $ git clang-format-5.0
> no modified files to format
>
> So it looks like they do their own config parsing and it's not quite
> compatible. :frowning:

In Git's config files, doing this:

  [mysection]
  mykey

is a shorthand for setting mysection.mkykey to "true". And the output
from "git config --list" will show just the keyname without a value,
like:

  mysection.mykey

instead of:

  some.key=this one has a value

There's a possible patch elsewhere in the thread:

  https://public-inbox.org/git/xmqqzib1sp6z.fsf@gitster.mtv.corp.google.com/

I'm happy to see it is running "git config --list", which means it's
responding to syntactic funny-ness in the output of that command, not in
the original config (and other features like includes should Just Work
without the script caring).

I'm tempted to say that "config --list" should normalize this case into:

  mysection.mykey=true

Normally we avoid coercing values without knowing the context in which
they'll be used. But the syntax in the original file means the user is
telling us it's a boolean and they expect it to be treated that way.

The only downside is if the user is wrong, it might be coerced into
the string "true" instead of throwing an error. That seems like a minor
drawback for eliminating a potentially confusing corner case from the
plumbing output.

-Peff