On 7/25/2014 2:52 AM, Ramsay Jones wrote:
> On 24/07/14 20:54, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>> Tanay Abhra <tanay...@gmail.com> writes:
>>> If we take the easy way out, fixing UI mistakes would be easier,
>>> just replace git_config_cache() with git_config_raw() for such cases.
>> I do not think that would fly well.
>> The kind of "let's migrate funcname users to xfuncname while still
>> supporting the old uses" change will be done in the callback
>> functions like userdiff_config().  But it is very typical that
>> multiple config callback functions are cascaded (e.g. many
>> eventually end up calling git_default_core_config()); in order to a
>> workaround you suggest to help a callback in deep in a cascade chain
>> would require you to see which ones among all the callback functions
>> will eventually call the callback you are updating for migration and
>> update all git_config() calls to git_config_raw().
>> If you fix it properly (assuming it is feasible; I haven't heard if
>> you even tried to see how much work it would involve), you do not
>> need to introduce "git_config_cached()" (or "_raw()" for that
>> matter), which is a huge plus.  git_config() would instead do the
>> right thing automatically, giving the same semantics except that it
>> does not read the same file twice when it is known that the file has
>> not changed.
> I haven't been following this conversation too closely, so if I have
> grasped the wrong end of this stick, please accept my apologies! ;-)
> Usually if you need to iterate the values in a hash-table in the order
> of key insertion, you would simply link the hash-table entries into a
> linked list. This assumes that the keys are distinct, or if not, that
> you are using a 'multi-map' type of hash-table. Here, if memory serves
> me, you are doing the 'multi' bit yourself within the single hash-table
> entry for a given key; so its not quite so easy.
> However, I think it you could create a list of <pointer to hash-table
> entry, string-list index> pairs in the config_set and use that to do
> the iteration. A bit ugly, but it should work.

Thanks for the advice, that is exactly what I am doing.

> ATB,
> Ramsay Jones
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