On Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 8:48 PM, Stefan Beller
<stefanbel...@googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'd like to rewrite the repack shell script in C.
> So I tried the naive approach reading the man page and
> the script itself and write C program by matching each block/line
> of the script with a function in C
> Now I stumble upon other git commands (git pack-objects).
> What's the best way to approach such a plumbing command?
> I don't think just calling cmd_pack_objects(argc, **argv) would
> be the right thing to do, as we're not using all the command
> line parameters, so some of the logic in cmd_pack_object could
> be skipped.
> Another approach would be to use some of the functions as used
> by cmd_pack_objects, but these mostly reside in builtin/pack_objects.c
> They'd need to be moved up to pack.h/pack.c.
> So my question is, how you'd generally approach rewriting a
> shell script in C.

Start a new process via start_command/run_command interface. It's
safer to retain the process boundary at this stage. You can try to
integrate further later.
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