On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 07:26:25AM -0500, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> Jeff King <p...@peff.net>:
> > I think there are really two separate use cases to consider:
> > 1. Providing snippets of script to Git to get Turing-complete behavior
> > for existing Git features. For example, selecting commits during a
> > traversal (e.g., a better "log --grep"), formatting output (e.g., a
> > better "log --format" or "for-each-ref --format").
> > 2. Writing whole new git commands in a language that is quicker or
> > easier to develop in than C.
> That's good analysis. I agree with your use-case split, I guess I'm just not
> very aware of the places in git where (1) is important.
Yeah, I don't think (1) is your use case at all. But when people talk
about "Jeff's lua experiment", they are talking about some patches I had
to do (1), which covered "log --format" (but ultimately would need more
cleanup to be acceptable upstream). Maybe that clears up the discussion
a little bit.
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