[webkit-dev] (no subject)

Oliver Hunt oliver at apple.com
Mon Feb 27 18:02:52 PST 2012

On Feb 27, 2012, at 5:56 PM, Dirk Pranke wrote:

> Hi all,
> If you don't use webkit-patch and Git, you can stop reading now. Otherwise ...
> Currently, webkit-patch -g has some special logic for figuring out
> what to diff against for Git checkouts.
> Specifically, webkit-patch "-g commitish" gets translated to the git
> equivalent of 'git diff commitish^..commitish'. Then, we have an
> additional tweak that rewrites '-g HEAD' to '-g HEAD..' in order to
> pick up any uncommitted changes, and if nothing is specified, we will
> attempt to diff against the remote master/trunk version.
> This is very useful if you typically want to just upload a single
> commit issue, but is a bit un-git-like, and actually thwarts some
> other use cases.
> My questions are:
> 1) Do you use "-g foo" to upload a single change? If so, would you be
> annoyed if I changed that syntax to a different argument, or
> eliminated it completely (so that you would have to type foo^..foo)?
> 2) Do you object to changing the default to match what 'git diff'
> does? This would change the defaults so that:
>  a) instead of no arguments meaning "diff against remote master", it
> would mean "diff against what is staged for commit"

This would annoy me quite a lot -- Any delta including new files or anything implicitly staged (eg. by git stash apply) would not be included.

Or do you mean git diff HEAD ?


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