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From: Jeff King <>
To: David Aguilar <>
Cc: Junio C Hamano <>,
	Christian Couder <>,
	git <>,
Subject: Re: Git trademark status and policy
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2018 01:21:27 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 12:55:33AM -0700, David Aguilar wrote:

> > So I think we should generally recommend against such generic names
> > during the naming phase. At this point, I'm not sure the pain of
> > changing now is any less than the pain of changing later if and when
> > there's a conflict.
> [...]
> Thanks for the recommendation.  I'm open to changing the name in a
> future major release.  For users that already use the short "dag" name,
> we can transition over to something else if it's relatively short and
> sweet.

Going from my paragraph above, I think it is probably OK to just leave
it for now (unless you prefer to use a major version boundary to do the
change rather than later possibly having to deal with it on a shorter

I have no real opinion on a replacement name. :)

> There's also one more script, but it's never installed in the users's
> $PATH and is more of an internal implementation detail.  Git Cola
> includes a GIT_SEQUENCE_EDITOR-compatible "git-xbase" command that
> provides a visual interactive rebase feature.  That command should
> probably be renamed to "cola-git-seq-editor" to make that clearer, and
> also to open up the possibility of installing it in bin/ in the future
> since it is useful on its own.

Yeah, agreed. If it's not in the PATH, then it doesn't need to be git-*
at all, does it?

> The rationale for two commands is that worktree diff+commit and history
> inspection are our two primary use-cases.  Everything else is provided
> as a sub-command, "git cola rebase", "git cola stash", etc. so there's
> not much pressure to add more top-level names, just these two.

Makes sense.

> Thoughts?

Everything you said seems pretty reasonable to me. Thanks for being
conscientious about the naming issues.


  reply	other threads:[~2018-10-25  5:21 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-02-02  2:26 Git trademark status and policy Jeff King
2017-02-21 15:55 ` G. Sylvie Davies
2017-02-21 22:31   ` Jeff King
2017-02-22  1:01   ` G. Sylvie Davies
2018-09-16 10:15 ` David Aguilar
2018-09-17  3:21   ` Jeff King
2018-09-17  9:25     ` Christian Couder
2018-09-18 18:22       ` Jeff King
2018-10-24  7:55         ` David Aguilar
2018-10-25  5:21           ` Jeff King [this message]
2018-09-17 13:58     ` Junio C Hamano
2018-09-18 18:24       ` Jeff King

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