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From: Martin Ågren <martin.agren@gmail.com>
To: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
Cc: Git Mailing List <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] shortlog: do not accept revisions when run outside repo
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:06:08 +0100
Message-ID: <CAN0heSoDSf+3VmRowHmiTPDDzfdvUjQi+tjpPF6RW172ZE5BWw@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <xmqqo9jr1we3.fsf@gitster-ct.c.googlers.com>

On 13 March 2018 at 22:46, Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com> wrote:
> Martin Ågren <martin.agren@gmail.com> writes:
>
>> in order to decide whether we should read from stdin. (So yes, after
>> this patch, we will still silently ignore stdin for confused usage such
>> as `git log v2.15.0.. | git shortlog v2.16.0..`. But at least that does
>> not crash.)
>
>     $ git log -p | git shortlog Documentation/
>
> is also a nonsense request.  When outside a repository, i.e.
>
>     $ git -C $path_to_repo | git shortlog Documentation/
>
> is not giving any revisions, so the error message should not say "no
> revisions can be given"---a nitpicky bug reporter would say "I gave
> no revisions, why are you complaining to me?"

Good point. I will see if I can make this similar to other places. Maybe
something like "too many arguments given outside repository". Thanks.

Martin

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Thread overview: 24+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-03-10 11:52 [PATCH 0/3] " Martin Ågren
2018-03-10 11:52 ` [PATCH 1/3] git-shortlog.txt: reorder usages Martin Ågren
2018-03-13 19:19   ` Junio C Hamano
2018-03-10 11:52 ` [PATCH 2/3] shortlog: add usage-string for stdin-reading Martin Ågren
2018-03-10 11:52 ` [PATCH 3/3] shortlog: do not accept revisions when run outside repo Martin Ågren
2018-03-13 19:56   ` Jonathan Nieder
2018-03-13 20:47     ` Martin Ågren
2018-03-13 21:36       ` Jonathan Nieder
2018-03-13 21:46   ` Junio C Hamano
2018-03-14  5:06     ` Martin Ågren [this message]
2018-03-14 21:34 ` [PATCH v2 0/3] shortlog: disallow left-over arguments " Martin Ågren
2018-03-14 21:34   ` [PATCH v2 1/3] git-shortlog.txt: reorder usages Martin Ågren
2018-03-14 21:34   ` [PATCH v2 2/3] shortlog: add usage-string for stdin-reading Martin Ågren
2018-03-14 21:34   ` [PATCH v2 3/3] shortlog: disallow left-over arguments outside repo Martin Ågren
2018-03-28  8:48 ` [PATCH 0/3] shortlog: do not accept revisions when run " Jeff King
2018-03-28 12:24   ` Martin Ågren
2018-04-17 19:15     ` [PATCH 0/4] doc: cleaning up instances of \-- Martin Ågren
2018-04-17 19:15       ` [PATCH 1/4] doc: convert \--option to --option Martin Ågren
2018-04-17 19:15       ` [PATCH 2/4] doc: convert [\--] to [--] Martin Ågren
2018-04-17 19:15       ` [PATCH 3/4] git-[short]log.txt: unify quoted standalone -- Martin Ågren
2018-04-17 19:15       ` [PATCH 4/4] git-submodule.txt: quote usage in monospace, drop backslash Martin Ågren
2018-04-18  4:24       ` [PATCH 0/4] doc: cleaning up instances of \-- Junio C Hamano
2018-05-10  7:11         ` Jeff King
2018-04-19  1:25       ` brian m. carlson

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