On 03/02, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Brandon Williams <bmw...@google.com> writes:
> > + ls-refs
> > +---------
> > +
> > +`ls-refs` is the command used to request a reference advertisement in v2.
> > +Unlike the current reference advertisement, ls-refs takes in arguments
> > +which can be used to limit the refs sent from the server.
> OK.
> > +Additional features not supported in the base command will be advertised
> > +as the value of the command in the capability advertisement in the form
> > +of a space separated list of features, e.g.  "<command>=<feature 1>
> > +<feature 2>".
> Doesn't this explain the general convention that applies to any
> command, not just ls-refs command?  As a part of ls-refs section,
> <command> in the above explanation is always a constant "ls-refs",
> right?
> It is a bit unclear how <feature N> in the above description are
> related to "arguments" in the following paragraph.  Do the server
> that can show symref and peeled tags and that can limit the output
> with ref-pattern advertise these three as supported features, i.e.
>       ls-refs=symrefs peel ref-pattern
> or something?  Would there a case where a "feature" does not
> correspond 1:1 to an argument to the command, and if so how would
> the server and the client negotiate use of such a feature?

I mention earlier in the document that the values of each capability are
to be defined by the capability itself, so I'm just documenting what the
value advertised means.  And a feature could mean a couple things and
doesn't necessarily mean it affects the arguments which can be provided,
and it definitely doesn't mean that each argument that can be provided
must be advertised as a feature.  If you look at the patch that
introduces shallow, the shallow feature adds lots of arguments that a
client can that use in its request.

> > +    ref-pattern <pattern>
> > +   When specified, only references matching one of the provided
> > +   patterns are displayed.  A pattern is either a valid refname
> > +   (e.g.  refs/heads/master), in which a ref must match the pattern
> > +   exactly, or a prefix of a ref followed by a single '*' wildcard
> > +   character (e.g. refs/heads/*), in which a ref must have a prefix
> > +   equal to the pattern up to the wildcard character.
> I thought the recent concensus was left-anchored prefix match that
> honors /-directory boundary, i.e. no explicit asterisk and just
> saying "refs/heads" is enough to match "refs/heads" itself and
> "refs/heads/master" but not "refs/headscarf"?

I don't think there was a consensus at the time, but in the next
revision I'll have them be prefixes instead of containing wildcards.

Brandon Williams

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