On Fri, 2014-07-11 at 08:40 -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> writes:
> >>> +       sed -n -e "s/[0-9]* subtrees//" -e '/#(ref)/d' -e '/^invalid /p' 
> >>> >actual &&
> >
> > Is the second one to remove "#(ref)", which appears for a good
> > "reference" cache tree entry shown for comparison, necessary?  Do
> > they ever begin with "invalid"?  If they ever begin with "invalid"
> > that itself may even be a noteworthy breakage to catch, no?
> Answering to myself...
> Because test-dump-cache-tree uses DRY_RUN to create only an in-core
> copy of tree object, and we notice that the reference cache-tree
> created in the tests contains the object name of a tree that does
> not yet exist in the object database.  We get "invalid #(ref)" for
> such node.
> In the ideal world, I think whoever tries to compare two cache-trees
> (i.e. test-dump-cache-tree) should *not* care, because we are merely
> trying to show what the correct tree object name for the node would
> be, but this is only for testing, so the best way forward would be
> to:
>  - Stop using DRY_RUN in test-dump-cache-tree.c;
>  - Stop the code to support DRY_RUN from cache-tree.c (nobody but
>    the test uses it); and
>  - Drop the "-e '#(ref)/d'" from the above.
> I would think.

Do you mean that I should do this in this patch set, or that it's a good
idea for the future?

Also, if we don't use DRY_RUN, won't test-dump-cache-tree add trees to
the actual ODB, which would be odd for a test program?

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