The bugs page, at least before I commit this, has a bug at the top that
has been modified to link to done, and ikiwiki's dependency calculations
failed to notice and update the bugs page. Looking at the indexdb, I saw
that the page was not included in the
depends_simple of the bugs page.
I was able to replicate the problem locally by starting off with the page
marked done (when it did appear in the bugs page
(appropriatly as a link dependency, since a change to the page removing the
link would make it match)), then removing the done link.
At that point, it vanished from
depends_simple. Presumably because
the main (pagespec) depends for the bugs page now matched it, as a content
dependency. But, it seems to me it should still be listed in
depends_simple here. This, I think, is the cause of the bug.
Then re-add the done link, and the dependency calc code breaks down, not noticing that bugs dependeded on the page and needs to be updated.
Ok.. Turns out this was not a problem with the actual influences
calculation or dependency calculation code. Whew!
just didn't set the influence correctly when failing. fixed
Update: Reopening this because the fix for it rather sucks.
match_link return on failure an influence of
type DEPEND_LINKS. So, a tag page that inlines
depends_simple built up that contains link dependencies for
every page in the wiki. A very bloaty way to represent the dependency!
Per dependency types,
link(done) only needs to list in
depends_simple the pages that currently match. If a page is modified
to add the link, the regular dependency calculation code notices that
a new page matches. If a page that had the link is modified to remove it,
depends_simple lets ikiwiki remember that the now non-matching page
Where that fell down was
!link(done). A page matching that was not added
depends_simple, because the
link(done) did not match it. If the page
is modified to add the link, the regular dependency calculation code
didn't notice, since the pagespec no longer matched.
In this case,
depends_simple needs to contain all pages
that do not match
link(done), but before my change, it contained
all pages that do match. After my change, it contained all pages.
So, seems what is needed is a way for influence info to be manipulated by
the boolean operations that are applied. One way would be to have two
sets of influences be returned, one for successful matches, and one for
failed matches. Normally, these would be the same. For successful
match_link, the successful influence would be the page.
match_link, the failed influence would be the page.
Then, when NOTting a
*Reason, swap the two sets of influences.
When ANDing/ORing, combine the individual sets. Querying the object for
influences should return only the successful influences.
Would it be possible to avoid the complication of maintianing two sets of influence info?
Well, notice that the influence of
is $page. Iff the match succeeds.
Also, the influence of
pagespec_match($page, "!link(done)") is
$page. Iff the (overall) match succeeds.
Does that hold for all cases? If so, the code that populates
depends_simple could just test if the pagespec was successful, and
if not, avoid adding $page influences, while still adding any other,
Hmm, commit f2b3d1341447cbf29189ab490daae418fbe5d02d seems
thuroughly wrong. So, what about influence info for other matches
!author(foo) etc? Currently, none is returned, but it should
be a content influence. (Backlink influence data seems ok.)