Re: [PATCH 2/2] completion: split __git_ps1 into a separate script

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Hi,


On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 10:46:40PM +0200, Felipe Contreras wrote:
> bash-completion 1.90 shipped 

That's still beta, right?  (or the bash-completion website is out of
date...)

> with support to load completions
> dynamically[1], which means the git completion script wouldn't be loaded
> until the user types 'git <tab>'--this creates a problem to people using
> __git_ps1(); that function won't be available when the shell is first
> created.
> 
> For now distributions have workarounded this issue by moving the git
> completion to the "compatdir"[2]; this of course is not ideal.
> 
> The solution, proposed by Kerrick Staley[3], is to split the git script
> in two; the part that deals with __git_ps1() in one (i.e.
> git-prompt.sh), and everything else in another (i.e.
> git-completion.bash).

This breaks existing setups, where the user installs
git-completion.bash with 'make install', or where the user sources
git-completion.bash directly from the repository.


Best,
Gábor

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