On Sun, Jun 2, 2013 at 5:08 PM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> Felipe Contreras <felipe.contre...@gmail.com> writes:
>> It's _very_ slow in many cases, and there's really no point in fetching
>> *everything* from the remote just for completion. In many cases it might
>> be faster for the user to type the whole thing.
> Besides, if I understand the use of __git_refs correctly, it is
> primarily about completing things like
>         git checkout -b topic origin/<TAB>
> where you actively want _local_ copies of what you currently have in
> refs/remotes/origin/, not what you would get if you were to fetch
> and then type the command again, so in that sense, using ls-remote
> is a wrong thing to do in the first place.

Yeah, but we wouldn't use ls-remote in those cases, only when __gitdir
is not available. Try 'git checkout <TAB>' outside a git repository.

> This however may need to be made optional if this is also being used
> to complete
>         git fetch git://g.k.org/pub/scm/git/git.git/ <TAB>
> to list what can be fetched, but I do not think that is a very
> common thing to do (you either know what you want to fetch, in which
> case you do not complete but copy & paste, or more likely you have a
> named remote and fetch the whole thing).

Indeed. And it doesn't make sense to punish the typical use-cases
because of the atypical ones.


git fetch git://g.k.org/pub/scm/git/git.git/ refs/<TAB>

Would still complete everything.

Felipe Contreras
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