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bug#2678: 23.0.91; vc-next-action in vc-dir acts strangely when only add

From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: bug#2678: 23.0.91; vc-next-action in vc-dir acts strangely when only adds are necessary
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 20:50:37 -0700 (PDT)

Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

  > On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 11:54 AM, Dan Nicolaescu <address@hidden> wrote:
  > >  >    (2) Perhaps vc-dir it should do a "revert-buffer" (or something)
  > >  > afterwards when it operations on a subdirectory or the whole
  > >  > directory, as any operation with the backend doing the recursion may
  > >  > change something other than what is displayed.  This is easy to see if
  > >  > their were unregistered subdirectories with files -- doing "v" to
  > >  > register a subdirectory adds all files in that directory, which vc-dir
  > >  > hadn't displayed before, so currently "v" doesn't properly show them
  > >  > afterwards (doing "g" shows them).
  > >
  > > It does, but there might be other things not working correctly with git,
  > > try with hg and you will see it working correctly.
  > It does what?  

vc-register creates a call to vc-start-logentry
vc-start-logentry calls vc-finish-logentry which calls vc-resynch-buffer
vc-resynch-buffer updates both the buffers that might have been
affected by the VC command and the vc-dir display (this one via the 
vc-dir-resynch-file call).

  > A revert?  Or always updates the display correctly in
  > the subdir case without a revert?  If it's the latter, what mechanism
  > does the backend use to communicate to vc-dir that more stuff has
  > shown up?  [or does the backend just do a revert itself?]

  > Thanks,
  > -Miles
  > -- 
  > Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.

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