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From: "Martin Ågren" <>
To: Junio C Hamano <>
Cc: Git Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/6] AsciiDoc vs Asciidoctor, once again
Date: Fri, 14 May 2021 10:40:17 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <xmqqsg2q9xts.fsf@gitster.g>

On Thu, 13 May 2021 at 22:35, Junio C Hamano <> wrote:
> Martin Ågren <> writes:
> > Some of these rephrase wording such as "other peoples' commits" to avoid
> > that apostrophe at the end of a word. I'm hoping those rephrasings don't
> > regress the quality of the text -- if they do, I'll be happy to try
> > something else.
> It is sad, but we really should try "something else", unfortunately.
> I do agree with the "motive" very much---even though condensing it
> down to plain text before running comparison already loses too much
> information, doc-diff is the only tool we currently have to
> effectively review regressions in rendered document, and the
> proposed transition cannot be done safely with confidence without
> being able to vet the differences.  I am happy to hear about 17%
> reduction already, but the requirement to rewrite things like "other
> peoples' commits" is a dealbreaker.

OK, calling it a dealbreaker is fair. Thanks.

> A typesettig rule like "instead of double-dashes --, use {litdd}" is
> an acceptable way out.  At least that wouldn't constrain what the
> final product that gets delivered to the end-users can say.

I've done some experimenting now with a new attribute "apos" which
expands to a lone SQ. It seems to work fine across the different tools.
The rule could be that all ' should be {apos}. That's a quite
aggressive rule in a sense. It could be narrowed down to something like
"... if the paragraph contains other quotation, such as backticks or
single quotes", but that's probably just overly complicating things.

I don't see an immediate need to go s/'/{apos}/ just because we can.
We've identified five problematic spots, four of which are with the tool
we're moving away from.


  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-14  8:40 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 22+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-13 18:17 [PATCH 0/6] AsciiDoc vs Asciidoctor, once again Martin Ågren
2021-05-13 18:17 ` [PATCH 1/6] git-http-push.txt,git-send-pack.txt: avoid single quote Martin Ågren
2021-05-13 18:17 ` [PATCH 2/6] git-range-diff.txt: avoid single quotes Martin Ågren
2021-05-13 18:17 ` [PATCH 3/6] git-check-ref-format.txt: avoid single quote Martin Ågren
2021-05-13 19:16   ` Eric Sunshine
2021-05-13 19:35     ` Martin Ågren
2021-05-13 22:00   ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-14  9:07     ` Martin Ågren
2021-05-14 12:30       ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-14  5:30   ` Jeff King
2021-05-14  9:08     ` Martin Ågren
2021-05-13 18:17 ` [PATCH 4/6] diff-options.txt: move monospace markup out of attribute Martin Ågren
2021-05-13 18:17 ` [PATCH 5/6] git-svn.txt: change verse to listing block Martin Ågren
2021-05-13 18:17 ` [PATCH 6/6] Doc: use two backticks for monospace, not backtick+apostrophe Martin Ågren
2021-05-13 20:35 ` [PATCH 0/6] AsciiDoc vs Asciidoctor, once again Junio C Hamano
2021-05-14  8:40   ` Martin Ågren [this message]
2021-05-14 12:18     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-14  1:40 ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-14  8:43   ` Martin Ågren
2021-05-14 12:24     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-14 15:28       ` Martin Ågren
2021-05-14 20:11         ` Felipe Contreras

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