Whenever I look at dependency calculation, for instance to solve editing gitbranch template is really slow, it takes me a while to get my head round the concept of influences. The design documentation is in dependency types, but that takes the form of a long discussion between Joey and Will, so it's difficult to tell which of the attempts to define influences were incorrect or have been superseded.
I think it would be valuable to have brief documentation as doc-comments in the source code. My branch adds some; please confirm whether I got it right?
It would also be great to have a definition of what
should or shouldn't be counted as an influence, and which influences
should count as static or dynamic, perhaps analogous to
git-annex's design pages
and linked from the
match_foo section of write. I haven't
written this myself because I'm somewhat stuck on the subtlety of what
"indirectly influenced" means... --smcv
the documentation looks correct to me, as far as i understand dependencies. the documentation on
influences_staticcould add a "Static influences are what make
pagespec_match_listmore efficient than repeated
pagespec_match_list." to give an idea of why it is there in the first place. --chrysn
done in 3.20140916 --s