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From: "brian m. carlson" <>
To: Junio C Hamano <>
Cc:, Julien Moutinho <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] adjust_shared_perm(): leave g+s alone when the group does not matter
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2022 22:21:58 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <xmqqbkpvhb0x.fsf@gitster.g>

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On 2022-10-28 at 21:51:42, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> "brian m. carlson" <> writes:
> > On 2022-10-28 at 21:16:09, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> >> Julien Moutinho reports that in an environment where directory does
> >> not have BSD group semantics and requires g+s (aka FORCE_DIR_SET_GID)
> >> but the system cripples chmod() to forbid g+s, adjust_shared_perm()
> >
> > I would personally use a different verb here because I have the
> > impression it's offensive, at least when used as a noun.  Perhaps
> > "limit" or "restrict" might be more neutral, or we could pick another
> > verb which expresses our displeasure at this design (maybe "impair"?)
> > but maybe is less likely to be emotionally charged or offend.
> castrates? butchers?
> tweaks?  That's quite neutral.

I think "butchers" or "tweaks" should be fine.  I might say "modifies"
as well.
brian m. carlson (he/him or they/them)
Toronto, Ontario, CA

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  reply	other threads:[~2022-10-28 22:22 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-10-28 21:16 [PATCH] adjust_shared_perm(): leave g+s alone when the group does not matter Junio C Hamano
2022-10-28 21:46 ` brian m. carlson
2022-10-28 21:51   ` Junio C Hamano
2022-10-28 22:21     ` brian m. carlson [this message]
2022-10-28 22:49       ` Junio C Hamano

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