From: Jeff King <p...@peff.net>
> On Thu, May 22, 2014 at 11:33:04PM +0200, Christian Couder wrote:
>> The usage string for this option is:
>> git replace [-f] --graft <commit> [<parent>...]
>> First we create a new commit that is the same as <commit>
>> except that its parents are [<parents>...]
>> Then we create a replace ref that replace <commit> with
>> the commit we just created.
>> With this new option, it should be straightforward to
>> convert grafts to replace refs, with something like:
>> cat .git/info/grafts | while read line
>> do git replace --graft $line; done
> I think this script at the end should end up in the documentation or a
> contrib script (probably the former, as it is short enough that somebody
> might just cut-and-paste).
> The graft file ignores comments and blank lines, so maybe "grep '^[^#]'"
> would be in order.
> And maybe it's just me, but I think spacing it like:
> grep '^[^#]' .git/info/grafts |
> while read line; do
> git replace --graft $line
> is more readable (I think some would even argue for putting the "do" on
> a separate line).
Thanks, I used something like that in the contrib script.
>> + /* make sure the commit is not corrupt */
>> + if (parse_commit_buffer(commit, buf.buf, buf.len))
>> + die(_("Could not parse commit: '%s'"), old_ref);
> I guess the checks here are sufficient to make...
>> + /* find existing parents */
>> + parent_start = buf.buf;
>> + parent_start += 46; /* "tree " + "hex sha1" + "\n" */
>> + parent_end = parent_start;
>> + while (starts_with(parent_end, "parent "))
>> + parent_end += 48; /* "parent " + "hex sha1" + "\n" */
> ...this number-based parsing safe, though it would miss removing a stray
> parent line elsewhere in the commit.
Yeah, but I don't think that it is a problem.
Those parent lines are not standard in the first place, because they
are not parsed by parse_commit_buffer(). And I don't think this option
should mess with non standard stuff.
> It still feels rather magical to
> me, as we are depending on unspoken format guarantees defined inside
My opinion is that we are depending on the standard way to parse
headers, and that's good. I think it would be "black magic" to mess
with non standard stuff.
> I'd prefer something like the line-based parser I
> showed in the other thread, but I suppose it may just be a matter of
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