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From: Philippe Blain <levraiphilippeblain@gmail.com>
To: Eric Sunshine <sunshine@sunshineco.com>
Cc: "Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget" <gitgitgadget@gmail.com>,
	"Git mailing list" <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	"Thomas Rast" <tr@thomasrast.ch>, "René Scharfe" <l.s.r@web.de>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 5/6] line-log: mention both modes in 'blame' and 'log' short help
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 08:43:53 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <3D7C25D5-E8DE-4414-ADAC-A0E0FA28CC5D@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAPig+cRFaT9ww3K368b58m-xgW843jhZWjXDspVrfdyYY-_wRA@mail.gmail.com>

Hi Eric, 


> Le 28 oct. 2020 à 13:33, Eric Sunshine <sunshine@sunshineco.com> a écrit :
> 
> On Wed, Oct 28, 2020 at 8:48 AM Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
> <gitgitgadget@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 'git blame -h' and 'git log -h' both show '-L <n,m>' and describe this
>> option as "Process only line range n,m, counting from 1". No hint is
>> given that a function name regex can also be used.
>> 
>> Use <range> instead, and expand the description of the option to mention
>> both modes. Remove "counting from 1" as it's uneeded; it's uncommon to
>> refer to the first line of a file as "line 0".
>> 
>> Signed-off-by: Philippe Blain <levraiphilippeblain@gmail.com>
>> ---
>> diff --git a/builtin/blame.c b/builtin/blame.c
>> @@ -889,7 +889,8 @@ int cmd_blame(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
>> -               OPT_STRING_LIST('L', NULL, &range_list, N_("n,m"), N_("Process only line range n,m, counting from 1")),
>> +               OPT_STRING_LIST('L', NULL, &range_list, N_("range"),
>> +                               N_("Process only the given line range (<range>=<start>,<end>) or function (<range>=:<funcname>)")),
> 
> The "<range>=" bit is redundant and confusing (and ugly). Considering
> that the description already says "Process only the given line
> _range_", it should be fine to drop the "<range>=" lead-in. Perhaps:
> 
>    Process only the given line range <start>,<end> or :<funcname>"
> 
> This might feel too succinct, but that's often true of short -h help.
> Such succinctness is generally acceptable as long as more detailed
> documentation can be discovered easily (such as in the 'man' page).
> 
> Same comment regarding the rest of the changes in this patch.

Yes, I agree. I've shortened it for v2 (and also made the changes you suggested
for 2/6 and 4/6.

Thanks for taking a look,

Philippe.



  reply	other threads:[~2020-10-29 12:44 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 30+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-28 12:47 [PATCH 0/6] blame: enable funcname blaming with userdiff driver Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2020-10-28 12:47 ` [PATCH 1/6] doc: log, gitk: move '-L' description to 'line-range-options.txt' Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2020-10-29 20:16   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-31 17:18     ` Philippe Blain
2020-10-31 17:29       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-28 12:47 ` [PATCH 2/6] doc: line-range: improve formatting Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2020-10-28 17:23   ` Eric Sunshine
2020-10-29 20:19     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-31 17:20       ` Philippe Blain
2020-10-28 12:47 ` [PATCH 3/6] blame-options.txt: also mention 'funcname' in '-L' description Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2020-10-29 20:25   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-31 17:22     ` Philippe Blain
2020-10-28 12:47 ` [PATCH 4/6] doc: add more pointers to gitattributes(5) for userdiff Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2020-10-28 17:26   ` Eric Sunshine
2020-10-28 12:47 ` [PATCH 5/6] line-log: mention both modes in 'blame' and 'log' short help Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2020-10-28 17:33   ` Eric Sunshine
2020-10-29 12:43     ` Philippe Blain [this message]
2020-10-28 12:47 ` [PATCH 6/6] blame: enable funcname blaming with userdiff driver Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2020-10-29 20:40   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-31 18:02     ` Philippe Blain
2020-10-31 18:58       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-01 17:28 ` [PATCH v2 0/8] " Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2020-11-01 17:28   ` [PATCH v2 1/8] doc: log, gitk: move '-L' description to 'line-range-options.txt' Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2020-11-01 17:28   ` [PATCH v2 2/8] doc: line-range: improve formatting Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2020-11-01 17:28   ` [PATCH v2 3/8] blame-options.txt: also mention 'funcname' in '-L' description Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2020-11-01 17:28   ` [PATCH v2 4/8] doc: add more pointers to gitattributes(5) for userdiff Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2020-11-01 17:28   ` [PATCH v2 5/8] line-log: mention both modes in 'blame' and 'log' short help Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2020-11-01 17:28   ` [PATCH v2 6/8] blame: enable funcname blaming with userdiff driver Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2020-11-01 17:28   ` [PATCH v2 7/8] blame: simplify 'setup_scoreboard' interface Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2020-11-01 17:28   ` [PATCH v2 8/8] blame: simplify 'setup_blame_bloom_data' interface Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget

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