[PATCH] Add the possibility to specify a default help format

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At the moment, the default help format (i.e. the format that is chosen if
'git help xxx' is called without a help format parameter) is defined by
the switch to be 'man'. However, on different platforms the preferred
format might differ. For example, on Windows there is no man viewer, so we
would prefer html.

This patch adds the possibility to choose a default help format on
compilation by defining DEFAULT_HELP_FORMAT. If it is not specified the
default is still 'man'.

Signed-off-by: Vincent van Ravesteijn <vfr@xxxxxxx>
---
 builtin/help.c |    8 +++++++-
 1 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/builtin/help.c b/builtin/help.c
index 43d3c84..536d4fd 100644
--- a/builtin/help.c
+++ b/builtin/help.c
@@ -12,6 +12,10 @@
 #include "column.h"
 #include "help.h"
 
+#ifndef DEFAULT_HELP_FORMAT
+#define DEFAULT_HELP_FORMAT "man"
+#endif
+
 static struct man_viewer_list {
 	struct man_viewer_list *next;
 	char name[FLEX_ARRAY];
@@ -445,7 +449,9 @@ int cmd_help(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
 	setup_git_directory_gently(&nongit);
 	git_config(git_help_config, NULL);
 
-	if (parsed_help_format != HELP_FORMAT_NONE)
+	if (parsed_help_format == HELP_FORMAT_NONE)
+		help_format = parse_help_format(DEFAULT_HELP_FORMAT);
+	else
 		help_format = parsed_help_format;
 
 	alias = alias_lookup(argv[0]);
-- 
1.7.9.msysgit.0

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