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Re: A project-files implementation for Git projects

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: A project-files implementation for Git projects
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2019 13:09:51 -0400
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>> FWIW, I simply cannot see what could be the advantage of not going
>> through `vc-call-backend`.
> Two reasons. None of them insurmountable, but:
> 1. Not having to worry about changing the API to accommodate future needs.

I think we should feel free to change this "API" at will.

> 2. Very uneven backend capabilities, and the necessity to set up
> fallbacks.  As you can see, even now Git requires a modern-enough version to
> support EXTRA-IGNORES. And, well, project--files-in-directory is private, at
> least for now.

These seem to affect the code regardless of whether it goes through
vc-call-backend or not.


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