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Re: PATCH: (3/3) _git: re-add `user-commands' support again

On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 14:49, Frank Terbeck <ft@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Nikolai Weibull wrote:
> [...]
>> Well, I’ve never guaranteed backwards compatibility in any of the
>> releases of _git.  It’s always been a work in progress.  The
>> user-commands style wasn’t something that I added, either.  Things are
>> stabilizing now, but that also means that I would like to cut cruft
>> like this.  Backwards compatibility isn’t in itself a strong enough
>> argument for keeping it around.
>> So, what exactly is the use case for user-commands?  Does it solve
>> something that something else won’t solve with greater satisfaction?
> It solves the case mentioned in the comment on top of the file.
> I don't say that there isn't a better way. Now there is, with the _git
> completion add-ons. But I don't think we should break compatibility
> unless we need to. And the code is simple enough and doesn't break
> performance or impair usability. So I'd say just throwing it away
> doesn't bring any advantages. But it would bring the disadvantage of
> breaking existing working setups for no good reason.
> So I'd be against removing it.

OK, it stays for now.  I’m marking it as deprecated, however, and it
may be removed once we hit 5.0.

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