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Re: vcs_info patch-format/applied-string awareness?
Manuel Jacob wrote on Fri, 19 Jun 2020 22:48 +00:00:
> On 2020-06-19 12:46, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> > Daniel Shahaf wrote on Fri, 19 Jun 2020 10:07 +0000:
> >> Manuel Jacob wrote on Fri, 19 Jun 2020 04:06 +0200:
> >> > I’m concerned that most people won’t use the feature because they’re
> >> > not aware that it exists.
> >> Fair point. Let's first see if we can enable the feature without user
> >> interaction at all. If that doesn't pan out, then we can see about
> >> addressing the lack of awareness.
> > By the way, I think this point applies to the "show patch series"
> > functionality too. That functionality is used by several vcs backends
> > (e.g., quilt, hg mq, git rebase), but is not enabled by default and
> > I suspect many people don't know it exists.
> > I'm referring to this:
> > [[[
> > $ cd Functions/VCS_Info/
> > $ rm -rf vcs-test/
> > $ zsh ./test-repo-git-rebase-apply
> > ⋮
> > CONFLICT (content): Merge conflict in iota
> > ⋮
> > zsh: exit 1 zsh ./test-repo-git-rebase-apply
> > $ (cd vcs-test/ && zsh)
> > myref/rebase/+ f973ee0a1fe5
> > [5+2=7] ea03c123a587 r7: Append a line
> > %
> > ]]]
> > See the "[5+2=7] ea03c123a587 r7: Append a line" line. (That line was
> > generated by setting zstyles to values such as those given in comments
> > at the top of ./test-repo-git-rebase-apply, plus some fine-tuning by
> > zshrc hooks.)
> > So, should we have patch series information displayed by default? The
> > information about applied patches is parsed by default, but not shown
> > by default because the %m expando isn't in the default
> > formats/actionformats
> > values.
> > Or alternatively, should we increase awareness of it?
> MQ is deprecated and discouraged and any support for it doesn’t need any
> more awareness. Personally, I neither want to spend time thinking about
> how to improve MQ support nor answer any questions from MQ users that
> keep using it because zsh support improved. ;)
Fair enough as far as the hg backend is concerned.
However, my question was not specific to the hg backend; I was expressly
asking also about the git and quilt backends, and my question stands
with respect to them.
> > Cheers,
> > Daniel
> > P.S. The hg backend doesn't seem to support equivalent
> > functionality for the rebase/histedit commands; see the VCS_INFO_set-patch-format
> > call. hg mq support is present but not enabled by default.
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