Re: [PATCH v2] completion: add new git_complete helper

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Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Felipe Contreras wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 11:09 PM, Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Felipe Contreras wrote:
>
>>>> I would like to see a completion script that actually has a function
>>>> supposed to be exported and that still uses the _ prefix anyway.
>>>
>>> The /etc/bash_completion library itself exports lots and lots of
>>> functions with a _ prefix.
>>
>> We are not making a bash_completion library; I mean a bash completion
>> script (other than the library).
>
> Ok.  If you refuse to put two and two together, then I will (as usual
> when this happens) just be a little passive aggressive and annoyed and
> let you talk to other people.

I have been assuming that bash_completion library is a sort of metaproject
whose sole purpose is to supply a framework for completion scripts for
other packages like Git to be plugged easily and give niceties like lazy
loading to avoid inflicting undue latencies to the end users.

Earlier I said "Ok" to you based on that assumption; somebody may have his
own git_complete that rebuilds a test integration branch (i.e. completes
it) and having the name git_complete exported by us will indirectly affect
her fingers if she installs bash_completion and Git package on her system.

But that assumption may not be correct, or even if it is correct, Felipe
may be missing that part, so it may not be "refusing to add two and two",
but could be "learned two, but do not know the number of the other side of
addition".
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