[PATCH 3 of 5 V2] ui: change flag for curses interface to ui.curses
pierre-yves.david at ens-lyon.org
Mon Jun 1 04:16:01 CDT 2015
On 05/29/2015 10:29 AM, Laurent Charignon wrote:
> # HG changeset patch
> # User Laurent Charignon <lcharignon at fb.com>
> # Date 1432850639 25200
> # Thu May 28 15:03:59 2015 -0700
> # Node ID 2a54d1ceebeac71129f211be67fc2876d01674c2
> # Parent 9e29b782004467e1837c6ddae7091afeda50e485
> ui: change flag for curses interface to ui.curses
> Before this patch the flag for the curses interface was experimental.crecord.
> Since this is a ui feature that is no longer experimental we change the config
> flag to ui.curses. We don't have to worry about retrocompatibility as the
> feature was experimental.
I just remind why I was anxious about seeing this "final option name"
discussion starting. It is because the topic is very complicated.
First, the usual pattern for option like 'curse' 'color' 'mouse' etc is
to have three value. "yes", "auto", "no" (yes/no can be true/false).
- yes: make this happen or die
- auto: try to make it happen and skip if you think it will fails
- no: skip this feature.
"yes" is important to have so that (1) people can bypass wrong
detection, (2) people can have a plain crash to debug.
"auto" is usually the default value (of something enabled by default, so
Do we want this option to be called "curse", curse is a fairly clear
term for people who have done terminal programming and ... that is about
it. Should we find a better name and if so, which one? 'advanced'
But actually, the question is a bit wider,
1) There will be other commands that could make use of curse (eg:
histedit, annotate, evolution based history viewing, etc). Do we really
want a global switch for all of them? How would that config work?
2) There will be likely other -interface- to do this chunk selection. A
regular idea is to fire a merge tool up and let the used select the
change through it (eg: base, result, allchange). So do we want a more
versatile option. eg:
Some alternative option could event be also based on curse if someone
comes with a better alternative.
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