|| ||David Woodhouse <dwmw2-AT-infradead.org>|
|| ||Junio C Hamano <gitster-AT-pobox.com>|
|| ||Re: [kernel.org users] [RFD] On deprecating "git-foo" for builtins|
|| ||Mon, 25 Aug 2008 12:49:00 +0100|
|| ||git-AT-vger.kernel.org, users-AT-kernel.org|
On Sat, 2008-08-23 at 20:33 -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> There is one alternative, and one augmentation:
> (A) We do not do anything.
> (B) In addition to the main transition plan, outside git, prepare an
> optional "git-old-style" package that installs many "git-foo"
> wrappers in $PATH (i.e. /usr/bin). Each of them exec "git foo".
> People who like the dashed form can keep typing "git-foo", even
> though that will cost them two exec()s.
(C) Just don't do it. Leave the git-foo commands as they were. They
weren't actually hurting anyone, and you don't actually _gain_
anything by removing them. For those occasional nutters who
_really_ care about the size of /usr/bin, give them the _option_
of a 'make install' without installing the aliases.
(Oh look, my /usr/bin has 3806 files in it. And except when I
accidentally point the $%#@&! GNOME file dialog box at it, I don't
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