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From: Philip Oakley <philipoakley@iee.org>
To: Thomas Gummerer <t.gummerer@gmail.com>, Duy Nguyen <pclouds@gmail.com>
Cc: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>,
	Git Mailing List <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>,
	Elijah Newren <newren@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3] glossary: add definition for overlay
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:48:28 +0000
Message-ID: <3d2ad13b-b5de-7e8f-9647-983e964c6303@iee.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190317201956.GB1216@hank.intra.tgummerer.com>

Hi, sorry for the late response..

On 17/03/2019 20:19, Thomas Gummerer wrote:
> Add a definition for what overlay means in the context of git, to
> clarify the recently introduced overlay-mode in git checkout.
>
> Helped-by: Elijah Newren <newren@gmail.com>
> Helped-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Gummerer <t.gummerer@gmail.com>
> ---
>
> v3 incorporates Junios suggestions from [*1*], and clarifies that this
> only applies to checking out from the index or a tree-ish, and
> clarifies that the files are updated like in the destination directory
> of 'cp -R'.  I thought of making the same clarification for 'rsync
> --delete' as well, however I think with it being explicitly specified
> for 'cp -R', readers should be able to deduce that we are talking
> about the destination directory there as well.
As a historically Windows user, we should ensure that the meaning is 
clear to all without the otherwise helpful *nix command examples.
>
> *1*: <xmqq5zsnh7my.fsf@gitster-ct.c.googlers.com>
>
>   Documentation/glossary-content.txt | 9 +++++++++
>   1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/Documentation/glossary-content.txt b/Documentation/glossary-content.txt
> index 023ca95e7c..0f29075551 100644
> --- a/Documentation/glossary-content.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/glossary-content.txt
> @@ -287,6 +287,15 @@ This commit is referred to as a "merge commit", or sometimes just a
>   	origin/name-of-upstream-branch, which you can see using
>   	`git branch -r`.
>   
> +[[def_overlay]]overlay::
> +	Only update and add files to the working directory, but don't
> +	delete them, similar to how 'cp -R' would update the contents
perhaps  s/them/any files/
> +	in the destination directory.  This is the default mode in a
> +	<<def_checkout,checkout>> when checking out files from the
> +	<<def_index,index>> or a <<def_tree-ish,tree-ish>>.  In
> +	contrast, no-overlay mode also deletes tracked files not

understanding the past/future distinction is tricky here. Maybe 'deletes 
previously tracked files that are no longer present in the new source'.

It's tricky talking about deleting things that are not there.

> +	present in the source, similar to 'rsync --delete'.
> +
>   [[def_pack]]pack::
>   	A set of objects which have been compressed into one file (to save space
>   	or to transmit them efficiently).

--

Philip


  reply	other threads:[~2019-03-21 14:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 31+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-03-06  1:34 What's cooking in git.git (Mar 2019, #01; Wed, 6) Junio C Hamano
2019-03-06  1:41 ` Denton Liu
2019-03-06 23:43   ` Junio C Hamano
2019-03-06  4:43 ` Jeff King
2019-03-06 23:45   ` Junio C Hamano
2019-03-06  9:44 ` Duy Nguyen
2019-03-06 23:46   ` Junio C Hamano
2019-03-07 12:34   ` Philip Oakley
2019-03-07 12:54     ` Duy Nguyen
2019-03-09 17:27       ` Thomas Gummerer
2019-03-09 18:04         ` Elijah Newren
2019-03-10 18:27           ` Thomas Gummerer
2019-03-12 23:30         ` [PATCH v2] glossary: add definition for overlay Thomas Gummerer
2019-03-13  1:13           ` Duy Nguyen
2019-03-15 22:31             ` Thomas Gummerer
2019-03-13  1:42           ` Junio C Hamano
2019-03-15 23:10             ` Thomas Gummerer
2019-03-17 20:19           ` [PATCH v3] " Thomas Gummerer
2019-03-21 14:48             ` Philip Oakley [this message]
2019-03-22  4:54               ` Junio C Hamano
2019-03-28 21:05                 ` Thomas Gummerer
2019-03-08  0:02     ` What's cooking in git.git (Mar 2019, #01; Wed, 6) Junio C Hamano
2019-03-06 12:39 ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-03-18  7:08   ` Junio C Hamano
2019-03-06 12:47 ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-03-06 23:55   ` Junio C Hamano
2019-03-06 13:26 ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-03-06 13:41 ` ps/stash-in-c, was " Johannes Schindelin
2019-03-06 23:56   ` Junio C Hamano
2019-03-06 18:10 ` Jonathan Tan
2019-03-07  0:19   ` Junio C Hamano

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