On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 1:19 AM, John Keeping <j...@keeping.me.uk> wrote: > On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 09:29:58PM -0800, David Aguilar wrote: >> On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 11:55 AM, John Keeping <j...@keeping.me.uk> wrote: >> > The "--tool-help" option to git-difftool currently displays incorrect >> > output since it uses the names of the files in >> > "$GIT_EXEC_PATH/mergetools/" rather than the list of command names in >> > git-mergetool--lib. >> > >> > Fix this by simply delegating the "--tool-help" argument to the >> > show_tool_help function in git-mergetool--lib. >> >> Very nice. >> >> One thought I had was that the unified show_tool_help should >> probably check TOOL_MODE=diff and skip over the >> !can_diff entries. >> >> The current output of "git difftool --tool-help" before your >> patches has the problem that it will list tools such as >> "tortoisemerge" as "valid but not available" because it >> does not differentiate between missing and !can_diff. > > list_merge_tool_candidates does this for us, so it should Just Work > since we use that to generate the list of tools that we loop over.
Yup, kind of. I looked more closely and found a lot of special-cases around vim which I've eliminated in the series I just sent (which includes your patches as its base). list_merge_tool_candidates() has a bunch of other special cases for $EDITOR, $DISPLAY, $GNOME-something and such so I think we should keep using it only for the guess_merge_tool() path. I honestly want to remove list_merge_tool_candidates every time I read it, but I recognize that it does serve a purpose for users who have not configured anything. In order to be useful for the documentation I think the code could be refactored a tiny bit more beyond what I've sent so far. The gathering of available tools can be split off from the reporting, and then show_tool_help() can use the gatherer. With what I sent, though, there's at least a 1:1 correspondance between the name of the scriptlets and the names accepted by --tool=<tool>, which is the first step towards doing that. I have to check out for now but I'll keep poking at this when the weekend rolls around. cheers, -- David -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html