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From: Philip Oakley <philipoakley@iee.email>
To: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>, Derrick Stolee <stolee@gmail.com>
Cc: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>,
	Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget <gitgitgadget@gmail.com>,
	git@vger.kernel.org, me@ttaylorr.com,
	Derrick Stolee <dstolee@microsoft.com>,
	"brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.net>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] revision: --include-diversions adds helpful merges
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2020 15:28:15 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <7d84fc45-786f-7a2e-5889-ef26916627ef@iee.email> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <xmqqimi9o705.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com>

Hi

On 09/04/2020 01:08, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Derrick Stolee <stolee@gmail.com> writes:
>
>>>> In my latest attempt at documentation, I called these merges "diverters"
>>>> yet still used "--include-diversions". Here are a few other words that we
>>>> could use:
>>>>
>>>>  * diverters or diversions
>>>>  * redirects
>>>>  * switches (think railroad switch). Synonym: exchange
>>>>  * detours
>>> ...none of the above tells me that they are not no-op (in other
>>> words, they do something meaningful), so I must be coming from
>>> a direction different from you are.  What redirects from what other
>>> thing, for example?
>> The merges do something meaningful: they "merge in" a "real" change.
> Yes, but "redirect", "switch", "detour", or "divert" do not quite
> mean "merging in a real change", at least to me.
>
>> I'll just submit my v2 as-is, which includes a significant change to
>> the documentation that should make things more clear.
> Thanks.
Can I suggest "--side-merges" as a possible descriptor for these
non-mainline diversions?

My thesaurus had suggested detour and sidetracked, which led to the
side-merge view.

Philip

  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-04-09 14:28 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-04-08  1:22 Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-04-08  1:30 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-04-08  1:39   ` Derrick Stolee
2020-04-08 15:28     ` Derrick Stolee
2020-04-08 19:46       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-04-08 20:05         ` Jeff King
2020-04-08 20:22           ` Derrick Stolee
2020-04-08 21:35             ` Junio C Hamano
2020-04-08 23:59               ` Derrick Stolee
2020-04-09  0:08                 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-04-09 11:52                   ` Derrick Stolee
2020-04-09 14:28                   ` Philip Oakley [this message]
2020-04-09 15:56                     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-04-09 17:20                       ` Derrick Stolee
2020-04-09 18:24                         ` Jeff King
2020-04-09 18:55                           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-04-09 19:21                             ` Jeff King
2020-04-08  2:13 ` brian m. carlson
2020-04-08 18:48 ` Jeff King
2020-04-09  0:01 ` [PATCH v2] " Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-04-10 12:19   ` [PATCH v3] revision: --show-pulls " Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-04-10 20:06     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-04-10 21:43       ` Derrick Stolee

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