Jason A. Donenfeld
Jason at zx2c4.com
Sat May 25 14:46:29 CEST 2013
I'm working on a set of patches that will make the about-filter a bit
more dynamic. One step in this is letting the about-filter know the
name of the file it is about to filter, so that it can choose the
proper sub-filterer by itself.
Currently the source-filter has this functionality by passing the
filename as argv to the source-filter. This works well and is
I'd like to do the same with about-filter, but I realize it might
break existing scripts that have differing behavior based on whether
or not argv is specified. An alternative option would be to pass
the filename as an environment variable, CGIT_ABOUT_FILE, but this
then makes the filter interface follow an inconsistent scheme, which
isn't great. I'm leaning toward going with the argv option, to
maintain parity with source-filter, but I wanted to solicit some
feedback before I make potentially disruptive changes.
So, let me know what you think and your argv usage of about-filter scripts.
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