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Re: Git completion - contributing to git.git

On Sun, Jul 04, 2010 at 10:45:13AM +0200, ÅtÄpÃn NÄmec wrote:
>>> Iâd rather not, to be honest.  Itâs always a pain to have two files,
>>> as they can become out of sync when patches are sent to one repository
>>> and not the other, users donât know which version to use, and so on.
>> +1
>> There's nothing special about Git either.  What of the other 500 odd
>> completion functions and 'associated' projects?
> What's special about Git is that new options are added and various
> tweaks done _very_ often. The Zsh Git completion, apart from being
> buggy/unfinished (some of the problems were fixed recently), is also
> out of sync, because nobody really follows Git development and updates
> it accordingly.

I'm not very actively following Git's development (always running
latest release though), but I don't think that's the case for the
"normal" user. I consider myself an intermediate/advanced git
user and use _git from the current zsh CVS checkout and I've
never felt _git was missing something important (sometimes file
completion could be even smarter - and maybe faster, but it's
already very good). Sometimes one option or another is missing,
but I don't think that's a big problem as I can just add it (or
ignore it, as I don't need all of git's options anyway).

Thanks by the way for the great work the developers of _git have

> [snip]
> The only problem I see is whether there are really enough Zsh users
> following Git development and at the same time able and willing to
> maintain the completion script.

I don't see the difference between maintaining the _git file in
zsh's CVS or in git's git repository regarding the speed of
development of _git.

If an active git developer (or anybody else) wants to update it
in zsh's CVS he only needs to send the patches here and they are
applied quickly.

The only difference is, as others have already mentioned, that
maintaining a file in two places is a very bad thing. And as user
I have to look in many different places (and I even have to know
that the completion exists) to get my completion functions.
That's not a very good idea.

> ÅtÄpÃn

IMHO moving _git to git's repository only increase the work in
maintaining it, sometimes which could be spend much better in
improving it.

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