Ted Zlatanov <t...@lifelogs.com> writes:
> MM> [...] so the way to go for send-email is probably to libify the
> MM> credential support in git-remote-mediawiki, and to use it in send-email.
> I looked and that's indeed very useful. If it's put in a library, I'd
> use credential_read() and credential_write() in my netrc credential
> helper. But I would formalize it a little more about the token names
> and output,
Can you elaborate on this? The idea of the Perl code was to mimick a
call to the C API, keeping essentially the same names.
> and I wouldn't necessarily die() on error.
Sure, die()ing in a library is bad.
> Maybe this can be merged with the netrc credential helper's
> read_credential_data_from_stdin() and print_credential_data()?
I don't know about the netrc credential helper, but I guess that's
another layer. The git-remote-mediawiki code is the code to call the
credential C API, that in turn may (or may not) call a credential
> Let me know if you'd like me to libify this... I'm happy to leave it to
> Matthieu or Michal, or anyone else interested.
I'd happily let you do the job, but I can help if needed. One thing to
be careful about: git-remote-mediawiki is currently a standalone script,
so it can be installed with a plain "cp git-remote-mediawiki $somewhere/".
One consequence of libification is that it adds a dependency on the
library (e.g. Git.pm). We should be carefull to keep it easy for the
user to install it (e.g. some kind of "make install", or update the doc).
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