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authorJunio C Hamano <>2016-07-22 18:43:14 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2016-07-25 16:16:18 (GMT)
commit8465541e8ce8eaf16e66ab847086779768c18f2d (patch)
tree07a499721a46f259d2da05d1d6654e39211c657f /grep.h
parent765428699a5381f113d19974720bc91b5bfeaf1d (diff)
grep: further simplify setting the pattern type
When c5c31d33 (grep: move pattern-type bits support to top-level grep.[ch], 2012-10-03) introduced grep_commit_pattern_type() helper function, the intention was to allow the users of grep API to having to fiddle only with .pattern_type_option (which can be set to "fixed", "basic", "extended", and "pcre"), and then immediately before compiling the pattern strings for use, call grep_commit_pattern_type() to have it prepare various bits in the grep_opt structure (like .fixed, .regflags, etc.). However, grep_set_pattern_type_option() helper function the grep API internally uses were left as an external function by mistake. This function shouldn't have been made callable by the users of the API. Later when the grep API was used in revision traversal machinery, the caller then mistakenly started calling the function around 34a4ae55 (log --grep: use the same helper to set -E/-F options as "git grep", 2012-10-03), instead of setting the .pattern_type_option field and letting the grep_commit_pattern_type() to take care of the details. This caused an unnecessary bug that made a configured grep.patternType take precedence over the command line options (e.g. --basic-regexp, --fixed-strings) in "git log" family of commands. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/grep.h b/grep.h
index 95f197a..9e9ec5f 100644
--- a/grep.h
+++ b/grep.h
@@ -144,7 +144,6 @@ struct grep_opt {
extern void init_grep_defaults(void);
extern int grep_config(const char *var, const char *value, void *);
extern void grep_init(struct grep_opt *, const char *prefix);
-void grep_set_pattern_type_option(enum grep_pattern_type, struct grep_opt *opt);
void grep_commit_pattern_type(enum grep_pattern_type, struct grep_opt *opt);
extern void append_grep_pat(struct grep_opt *opt, const char *pat, size_t patlen, const char *origin, int no, enum grep_pat_token t);