Removing Git dependency on Perl [Was: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: Git v2.13.2-2]

James Darnley
Fri Jul 21 12:01:00 GMT 2017

On 2017-07-21 12:11, Adam Dinwoodie wrote:
>> 2. Perl issue is still open:
>>   Currently only these files rely on it:
>>        usr/libexec/git-core/git-add--interactive
>>        usr/libexec/git-core/git-archimport
> Hmm.  I'm struggling to work out what's appropriate here.  I'd be
> entirely happy splitting off the `git archimport` command to a separate
> package if there were something to gain there, but I'm very wary of
> splitting `git add -p` and friends off: I think that's liable to cause
> considerable confusion for people who use those commands and who would
> probably not expect to need a separate package for them.
> I'm experimenting with what this would look like now, but if you can
> find and point me at some other platform's Git distribution that also
> separates out `git-add--interactive`, so I can see how they've handled
> this situation, that would potentially be very useful.

The feature I use most often isn't a core feature of git-add?

If you do split it off, which I would be strongly against, might I
suggest "git-add-interactive"?

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