On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 12:33 PM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote: > Felipe Contreras <felipe.contre...@gmail.com> writes: > >>> - There may be pieces of usefully reusable code buried in >>> builtin/*.o; >>> >>> - By definition, any code (piece of data or function definition) in >>> builtin/*.o cannot be used in standalone binaries, because all of >>> builtin/*.o expect to link with git.o and expect their cmd_foo() >>> getting called from main in it; >>> >>> - By moving the useful reusable pieces ont of builtin/*.o and >>> adding them to libgit.a, these pieces become usable from >>> standalone binaries as well. >> >> What if these reusable pieces should not be used by standalone binaries? > > I am not sure what you mean. A piece is either reusable or not.
It can be reusable for A, but not for B. A being the 'git' binary, B being other standalone binaries. >> But this doesn't answer the question; what about code that is shared >> between builtins, but cannot be used by standalone programs? > > Again, I do not know what you mean by "cannot" here. My tentative > answer to that question is "the eventual goal should be not to have > any code in that class, and that is a reasonable goal we can achieve > once we refactor what ought to be reusable out of builtin/*.o". > > What are the examples you have in mind, code that we want to forbid > standalone from using? init_copy_notes_for_rewrite(). Nothing outside the 'git' binary would need that. If you disagree, show me an example. -- Felipe Contreras -- 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