On Wed, Feb 06, 2013 at 10:58:13AM -0500, Ted Zlatanov wrote:

> MM> I don't know about the netrc credential helper, but I guess that's
> MM> another layer. The git-remote-mediawiki code is the code to call the
> MM> credential C API, that in turn may (or may not) call a credential
> MM> helper.
> Yup.  But what you call "read" and "write" are, to the credential
> helper, "write" and "read" but it's the same protocol :)  So maybe the
> names should be changed to reflect that, e.g. "query" and "response."

Is that true? As a user of the credential system, git-remote-mediawiki
would want to "write" to git-credential, then "read" the response. As a
helper, git-credential-netrc would want to "read" the query then
"write" the response. The order is different, but the operations should
be the same in both cases.

The big difference is that mediawiki would want an additional function
to open a pipe to "git credential" and operate on that, whereas the
helper will be reading/writing stdio.

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