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clean: remove unnecessary variable

Message ID 4f88ac58e46782c7cf335e13fabd14c8b4438267.1620329445.git.matheus.bernardino@usp.br (mailing list archive)
State Accepted
Commit 3a7f0908b6d698ab1287840ea604111c28a67a61
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Series clean: remove unnecessary variable | expand

Commit Message

Matheus Tavares Bernardino May 6, 2021, 7:33 p.m. UTC
The variable `matches` used to hold the return of a `dir_path_match()`
call that was removed in 95c11ecc73 ("Fix error-prone fill_directory()
API; make it only return matches", 2020-04-01). Now `matches` will
always hold 0, which is the value it's initialized with; and the
condition `matches != MATCHED_EXACTLY` will always evaluate to true. So
let's remove this unnecessary variable.

Interestingly, it seems that `matches != MATCHED_EXACTLY` was already
unnecessary before 95c11ecc73. That's because `remove_directories` is
always set to 1 when we have pathspecs; So, in the condition
`!remove_directories && matches != MATCHED_EXACTLY`, we would either:

- have pathspecs (or have been given `-d`) and ignore `matches` because
  `remove_directories` is 1; or

- not have pathspecs (nor `-d`) and end up just checking that
  `0 != MATCHED_EXACTLY`, as `matches` would never get reassigned
  after its zero initialization (because there is no pathspec to match).

Signed-off-by: Matheus Tavares <matheus.bernardino@usp.br>
---
 builtin/clean.c | 4 +---
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 3 deletions(-)

Comments

Jeff King May 6, 2021, 8:03 p.m. UTC | #1
On Thu, May 06, 2021 at 04:33:15PM -0300, Matheus Tavares wrote:

> The variable `matches` used to hold the return of a `dir_path_match()`
> call that was removed in 95c11ecc73 ("Fix error-prone fill_directory()
> API; make it only return matches", 2020-04-01). Now `matches` will
> always hold 0, which is the value it's initialized with; and the
> condition `matches != MATCHED_EXACTLY` will always evaluate to true. So
> let's remove this unnecessary variable.
>
> Interestingly, it seems that `matches != MATCHED_EXACTLY` was already
> unnecessary before 95c11ecc73. That's because `remove_directories` is
> always set to 1 when we have pathspecs; So, in the condition
> `!remove_directories && matches != MATCHED_EXACTLY`, we would either:
> 
> - have pathspecs (or have been given `-d`) and ignore `matches` because
>   `remove_directories` is 1; or
> 
> - not have pathspecs (nor `-d`) and end up just checking that
>   `0 != MATCHED_EXACTLY`, as `matches` would never get reassigned
>   after its zero initialization (because there is no pathspec to match).

Thanks for this digging and the extra analysis. We can see from the
patch that this variable can't possibly be doing anything, but it is
always a comfort to see authors researching the source of the oddity and
explaining what they found.

I'm adding Elijah to the cc as an area expert, just in case he has any
other insight.

> diff --git a/builtin/clean.c b/builtin/clean.c
> index 995053b791..f6d7e8119c 100644
> --- a/builtin/clean.c
> +++ b/builtin/clean.c
> @@ -1003,7 +1003,6 @@ int cmd_clean(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
>  
>  	for (i = 0; i < dir.nr; i++) {
>  		struct dir_entry *ent = dir.entries[i];
> -		int matches = 0;
>  		struct stat st;
>  		const char *rel;
>  
> @@ -1013,8 +1012,7 @@ int cmd_clean(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
>  		if (lstat(ent->name, &st))
>  			die_errno("Cannot lstat '%s'", ent->name);
>  
> -		if (S_ISDIR(st.st_mode) && !remove_directories &&
> -		    matches != MATCHED_EXACTLY)
> +		if (S_ISDIR(st.st_mode) && !remove_directories)
>  			continue;
>  
>  		rel = relative_path(ent->name, prefix, &buf);

Definitely not necessary, but on a patch like this I'll sometimes
manually specify "-U4" (and I always have diff.interhunkcontext set to
"1") to show the complete code between the declaration and use. It makes
it even more obvious that the result is correct (though obviously
applying and compiling shows it, too). #gitlifehacks

-Peff
Matheus Tavares Bernardino May 6, 2021, 9:14 p.m. UTC | #2
On Thu, May 6, 2021 at 5:03 PM Jeff King <peff@peff.net> wrote:
>
> Definitely not necessary, but on a patch like this I'll sometimes
> manually specify "-U4" (and I always have diff.interhunkcontext set to
> "1") to show the complete code between the declaration and use. It makes
> it even more obvious that the result is correct (though obviously
> applying and compiling shows it, too). #gitlifehacks

That's a good idea, thanks for the advice :)
Elijah Newren May 6, 2021, 9:35 p.m. UTC | #3
On Thu, May 6, 2021 at 1:03 PM Jeff King <peff@peff.net> wrote:
>
> On Thu, May 06, 2021 at 04:33:15PM -0300, Matheus Tavares wrote:
>
> > The variable `matches` used to hold the return of a `dir_path_match()`
> > call that was removed in 95c11ecc73 ("Fix error-prone fill_directory()
> > API; make it only return matches", 2020-04-01). Now `matches` will
> > always hold 0, which is the value it's initialized with; and the
> > condition `matches != MATCHED_EXACTLY` will always evaluate to true. So
> > let's remove this unnecessary variable.
> >
> > Interestingly, it seems that `matches != MATCHED_EXACTLY` was already
> > unnecessary before 95c11ecc73. That's because `remove_directories` is
> > always set to 1 when we have pathspecs; So, in the condition
> > `!remove_directories && matches != MATCHED_EXACTLY`, we would either:
> >
> > - have pathspecs (or have been given `-d`) and ignore `matches` because
> >   `remove_directories` is 1; or
> >
> > - not have pathspecs (nor `-d`) and end up just checking that
> >   `0 != MATCHED_EXACTLY`, as `matches` would never get reassigned
> >   after its zero initialization (because there is no pathspec to match).
>
> Thanks for this digging and the extra analysis. We can see from the
> patch that this variable can't possibly be doing anything, but it is
> always a comfort to see authors researching the source of the oddity and
> explaining what they found.
>
> I'm adding Elijah to the cc as an area expert, just in case he has any
> other insight.

Thanks for catching this Matheus, and digging in a bit on the
analysis.  This change looks good to me:

Reviewed-by: Elijah Newren <newren@gmail.com>


>
> > diff --git a/builtin/clean.c b/builtin/clean.c
> > index 995053b791..f6d7e8119c 100644
> > --- a/builtin/clean.c
> > +++ b/builtin/clean.c
> > @@ -1003,7 +1003,6 @@ int cmd_clean(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
> >
> >       for (i = 0; i < dir.nr; i++) {
> >               struct dir_entry *ent = dir.entries[i];
> > -             int matches = 0;
> >               struct stat st;
> >               const char *rel;
> >
> > @@ -1013,8 +1012,7 @@ int cmd_clean(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
> >               if (lstat(ent->name, &st))
> >                       die_errno("Cannot lstat '%s'", ent->name);
> >
> > -             if (S_ISDIR(st.st_mode) && !remove_directories &&
> > -                 matches != MATCHED_EXACTLY)
> > +             if (S_ISDIR(st.st_mode) && !remove_directories)
> >                       continue;
> >
> >               rel = relative_path(ent->name, prefix, &buf);
>
> Definitely not necessary, but on a patch like this I'll sometimes
> manually specify "-U4" (and I always have diff.interhunkcontext set to
> "1") to show the complete code between the declaration and use. It makes
> it even more obvious that the result is correct (though obviously
> applying and compiling shows it, too). #gitlifehacks
>
> -Peff
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Patch

diff --git a/builtin/clean.c b/builtin/clean.c
index 995053b791..f6d7e8119c 100644
--- a/builtin/clean.c
+++ b/builtin/clean.c
@@ -1003,7 +1003,6 @@  int cmd_clean(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
 
 	for (i = 0; i < dir.nr; i++) {
 		struct dir_entry *ent = dir.entries[i];
-		int matches = 0;
 		struct stat st;
 		const char *rel;
 
@@ -1013,8 +1012,7 @@  int cmd_clean(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
 		if (lstat(ent->name, &st))
 			die_errno("Cannot lstat '%s'", ent->name);
 
-		if (S_ISDIR(st.st_mode) && !remove_directories &&
-		    matches != MATCHED_EXACTLY)
+		if (S_ISDIR(st.st_mode) && !remove_directories)
 			continue;
 
 		rel = relative_path(ent->name, prefix, &buf);