[v7,1/9] Start to implement a built-in version of `git add --interactive`
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Message ID 5d9962d4344fa182b37cd8d969da01bc603414be.1573816280.git.gitgitgadget@gmail.com
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  • git add -i: add a rudimentary version in C (supporting only status and help so far)
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Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget Nov. 15, 2019, 11:11 a.m. UTC
From: Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schindelin@gmx.de>

Unlike previous conversions to C, where we started with a built-in
helper, we start this conversion by adding an interception in the
`run_add_interactive()` function when the new opt-in
`add.interactive.useBuiltin` config knob is turned on (or the
corresponding environment variable `GIT_TEST_ADD_I_USE_BUILTIN`), and
calling the new internal API function `run_add_i()` that is implemented
directly in libgit.a.

At this point, the built-in version of `git add -i` only states that it
cannot do anything yet. In subsequent patches/patch series, the
`run_add_i()` function will gain more and more functionality, until it
is feature complete. The whole arc of the conversion can be found in the
PRs #170-175 at https://github.com/gitgitgadget/git.

The "--helper approach" can unfortunately not be used here: on Windows
we face the very specific problem that a `system()` call in
Perl seems to close `stdin` in the parent process when the spawned
process consumes even one character from `stdin`. Which prevents us from
implementing the main loop in C and still trying to hand off to the Perl

The very real downside of the approach we have to take here is that the
test suite won't pass with `GIT_TEST_ADD_I_USE_BUILTIN=true` until the
conversion is complete (the `--helper` approach would have let it pass,
even at each of the incremental conversion steps).

Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schindelin@gmx.de>
 Documentation/config/add.txt |  5 +++++
 Makefile                     |  1 +
 add-interactive.c            |  7 +++++++
 add-interactive.h            |  8 ++++++++
 builtin/add.c                | 12 ++++++++++++
 t/README                     |  4 ++++
 6 files changed, 37 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 add-interactive.c
 create mode 100644 add-interactive.h

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diff --git a/Documentation/config/add.txt b/Documentation/config/add.txt
index 4d753f006e..c9f748f81c 100644
--- a/Documentation/config/add.txt
+++ b/Documentation/config/add.txt
@@ -5,3 +5,8 @@  add.ignore-errors (deprecated)::
 	option of linkgit:git-add[1].  `add.ignore-errors` is deprecated,
 	as it does not follow the usual naming convention for configuration
+	[EXPERIMENTAL] Set to `true` to use the experimental built-in
+	implementation of the interactive version of linkgit:git-add[1]
+	instead of the Perl script version. Is `false` by default.
diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index 58b92af54b..6c4a1e0ee5 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -823,6 +823,7 @@  LIB_H := $(sort $(patsubst ./%,%,$(shell git ls-files '*.h' ':!t/' ':!Documentat
 	-name '*.h' -print)))
 LIB_OBJS += abspath.o
+LIB_OBJS += add-interactive.o
 LIB_OBJS += advice.o
 LIB_OBJS += alias.o
 LIB_OBJS += alloc.o
diff --git a/add-interactive.c b/add-interactive.c
new file mode 100644
index 0000000000..482e458dc6
--- /dev/null
+++ b/add-interactive.c
@@ -0,0 +1,7 @@ 
+#include "cache.h"
+#include "add-interactive.h"
+int run_add_i(struct repository *r, const struct pathspec *ps)
+	die(_("No commands are available in the built-in `git add -i` yet!"));
diff --git a/add-interactive.h b/add-interactive.h
new file mode 100644
index 0000000000..7043b8741d
--- /dev/null
+++ b/add-interactive.h
@@ -0,0 +1,8 @@ 
+struct repository;
+struct pathspec;
+int run_add_i(struct repository *r, const struct pathspec *ps);
diff --git a/builtin/add.c b/builtin/add.c
index dd18e5c9b6..d4686d5218 100644
--- a/builtin/add.c
+++ b/builtin/add.c
@@ -20,6 +20,7 @@ 
 #include "bulk-checkin.h"
 #include "argv-array.h"
 #include "submodule.h"
+#include "add-interactive.h"
 static const char * const builtin_add_usage[] = {
 	N_("git add [<options>] [--] <pathspec>..."),
@@ -185,6 +186,16 @@  int run_add_interactive(const char *revision, const char *patch_mode,
 	int status, i;
 	struct argv_array argv = ARGV_ARRAY_INIT;
+	int use_builtin_add_i =
+		git_env_bool("GIT_TEST_ADD_I_USE_BUILTIN", -1);
+	if (!patch_mode) {
+		if (use_builtin_add_i < 0)
+			git_config_get_bool("add.interactive.usebuiltin",
+					    &use_builtin_add_i);
+		if (use_builtin_add_i == 1)
+			return !!run_add_i(the_repository, pathspec);
+	}
 	argv_array_push(&argv, "add--interactive");
 	if (patch_mode)
@@ -319,6 +330,7 @@  static int add_config(const char *var, const char *value, void *cb)
 		ignore_add_errors = git_config_bool(var, value);
 		return 0;
 	return git_default_config(var, value, cb);
diff --git a/t/README b/t/README
index 60d5b77bcc..5132ec83f8 100644
--- a/t/README
+++ b/t/README
@@ -397,6 +397,10 @@  GIT_TEST_STASH_USE_BUILTIN=<boolean>, when false, disables the
 built-in version of git-stash. See 'stash.useBuiltin' in
+GIT_TEST_ADD_I_USE_BUILTIN=<boolean>, when true, enables the
+built-in version of git add -i. See 'add.interactive.useBuiltin' in
 GIT_TEST_INDEX_THREADS=<n> enables exercising the multi-threaded loading
 of the index for the whole test suite by bypassing the default number of
 cache entries and thread minimums. Setting this to 1 will make the