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From: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab@gmail.com>
To: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
Cc: Git Mailing List <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] doc/SubmittingPatches: clarify the casing convention for "area: change..."
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:16:40 +0100
Message-ID: <CACBZZX4+HRnb1SV_URqJyxyaeBJ40p_hh_kGEoRj089xJGARHQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <xmqq7f3m2yph.fsf@gitster.mtv.corp.google.com>

On Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 8:04 PM, Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com> wrote:
> Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason  <avarab@gmail.com> writes:
>
>>  prefix the first line with "area: " where the area is a filename or
>>  identifier for the general area of the code being modified, e.g.
>>
>> -  . archive: ustar header checksum is computed unsigned
>> -  . git-cherry-pick.txt: clarify the use of revision range notation
>> +  . doc: clarify distinction between sign-off and pgp-signing
>> +  . githooks.txt: improve the intro section
>
> Sorry, but I fail to spot why this is an improvement (it is not
> making things worse, either).

Because...

>>  If in doubt which identifier to use, run "git log --no-merges" on the
>>  files you are modifying to see the current conventions.
>>
>> +It's customary to start the remainder of the first line after "area: "
>> +with a lower-case letter. E.g. "doc: clarify...", not "doc:
>> +Clarify...", or "githooks.txt: improve...", not "githooks.txt:
>> +Improve...".

...it makes this subsequent example more succinct and clear, because
e.g. "githooks.txt" is shorter than "git-cherry-pick.txt", and
"clarify" is obviously a normal looking word which you'd expect to be
capitalized after a full stop, but it might take a couple of readings
to understand that "unstar" without a hyphen isn't some jargon.

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Thread overview: 36+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-03-18 10:32 [PATCH 0/8] Various changes to the "tag" command Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 10:32 ` [PATCH 1/8] tag: Remove a TODO item from the test suite Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 18:14   ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-18 18:42     ` [PATCH 0/2] doc/SubmittingPatches: A couple of minor improvements Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 18:42     ` [PATCH 1/2] doc/SubmittingPatches: clarify the casing convention for "area: change..." Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 19:04       ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-18 19:16         ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason [this message]
2017-03-18 20:07           ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-18 18:42     ` [PATCH 2/2] doc/SubmittingPatches: show how to get a CLI commit summary Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 19:07       ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-19  0:48   ` [PATCH 1/8] tag: Remove a TODO item from the test suite Jakub Narębski
2017-03-19  6:43     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 10:32 ` [PATCH 2/8] tag: Refactor the options handling code to be less bizarro Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 18:35   ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-18 19:13     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 19:27       ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-18 20:00         ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 10:32 ` [PATCH 3/8] tag: Change misleading --list <pattern> documentation Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 18:43   ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-18 19:49     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-20  3:44     ` Jeff King
2017-03-20 15:55       ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-20 17:07         ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-20 16:09       ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-20 16:11         ` Jeff King
2017-03-18 10:32 ` [PATCH 4/8] tag: Implicitly supply --list given another list-like option Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-20  3:55   ` Jeff King
2017-03-20  9:16     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 10:32 ` [PATCH 5/8] tag: Implicitly supply --list given the -n option Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-20  4:02   ` Jeff King
2017-03-18 10:32 ` [PATCH 6/8] ref-filter: Add --no-contains option to tag/branch/for-each-ref Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-20  4:25   ` Jeff King
2017-03-20  9:32     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-20 19:52       ` Jeff King
2017-03-20 20:04         ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 10:32 ` [PATCH 8/8] tag: Change --point-at to default to HEAD Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 18:54   ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-18 19:52     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-20  4:26 ` [PATCH 0/8] Various changes to the "tag" command Jeff King
2017-03-20 15:57   ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-21 15:51 [PATCH v2 2/2] doc/SubmittingPatches: show how to get a CLI commit summary SZEDER Gábor
2017-03-21 17:58 ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-21 18:47   ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-21 20:01   ` SZEDER Gábor
2017-03-21 20:13     ` Junio C Hamano

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