On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 01:33:12PM -0400, Jeff King wrote: > On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 10:24:35AM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote: > > > Jeff King <p...@peff.net> writes: > > > > > ... But we are left with three options: > > > > > > 1. Add "git remote list" with verbose output. This is bad because it > > > differs gratuitously from "git remote". > > > > > > 2. Add "git remote list" with non-verbose output. This is good because > > > it means "git remote" is just a shortcut for "git remote list", > > > which is consistent with other parts of git. But it is potentially > > > bad if "-v" is a better output format. > > > > > > 3. Add "git remote list" with verbose output, and tweak "git remote" > > > to match. This is bad because it breaks backwards compatibility. > > > > > > The proposal is for (1). I think we agree that (3) is out. The question > > > is whether (1) or (2) is the least bad. > > > > I would imagine that those who want list of remotes programatically > > would read from "git config" output and it would be with less > > friction to change the output from "git remote", a command that is > > solely to cater to end-user humans, to suit people's needs, so I am > > not sure if (3) is immediately "out". > > Yeah, I touched on that earlier. I would personally consider "git > remote" to be a porcelain, and "git config" to be the appropriate > plumbing for accessing those values. However, it's a little tricky to > robustly get the list of remotes with "git config". So I would not be > surprised if scripts have used "git remote" to do the same thing (I know > for a fact that some internal scripts at GitHub did this, though I > recently cleaned them up so I do not have a vested interest either way > at this point). > > That does not mean those scripts are right and we cannot change things, > but it may be a matter of practicality.
We have some internal scripts at Disney Animation that rely on "git remote" output so I would vote for #3 personally as well. I know that "git config" is porcelain, and I can get remote.(.*).url, but that's not obvious and I highly doubt that anyone does that. What if we said that "git remote list --porcelain" == "git remote" and then just leave "git remote" output as-is so that we don't have to have a flag day when we break people's scripts? Those that want verbose output can use "git remote list". > > Having said that, my preference is > > > > 0. Do nothing, but document the "default to listing" better if > > needed. > > > > and then 2. above, and then 1. > > Yeah, I'd agree with that. Ditto. -- David -- 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