Re: [PATCH 02/12] completion: simplify __gitcomp

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On Sun, Apr 8, 2012 at 5:36 PM, Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> (dropping Shawn from cc since I'm not under the impression he works
>  on the completion script these days)
> Felipe Contreras wrote:
>> Whoa! Breaking their tab completion? Where? Can you show me some evidence?
> If you weren't listening before, I'm not sure what I can add now[*].

This is what you said; "in exchange for us breaking their tab
completion". There's a big difference between "breaking", and
"*potentially* breaking". I have never seen any evidence of tab
completion actually being broken.

> Luckily, I already said what I needed to say.  Yes, cleanups can be
> good when they don't break things, and no, cleanups that break things
> are not good.  Sometimes it is not obvious which category each case
> falls into.  As you well know, "tests pass" is not enough (e.g.,
> sometimes there are no tests!).  If you want someone to argue with,
> you can find someone else.

Fortunately there's no evidence of anything being broken; all the
issues mentioned are *theoretical*, and there's not even an example of
a custom completion that would be broken by this.

Felipe Contreras
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