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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Eric Sunshine <sunshine@sunshineco.com>
Cc: "Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget" <gitgitgadget@gmail.com>,
	"Git List" <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	"Thomas Rast" <tr@thomasrast.ch>, "René Scharfe" <l.s.r@web.de>,
	"Philippe Blain" <levraiphilippeblain@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/6] doc: line-range: improve formatting
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 13:19:48 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqqblgk7pjv.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAPig+cQcjjj3x_iTDX=yBUai6xHrShsGO5J3sdpX-2UhM7_OJQ@mail.gmail.com> (Eric Sunshine's message of "Wed, 28 Oct 2020 13:23:02 -0400")

Eric Sunshine <sunshine@sunshineco.com> writes:

> On Wed, Oct 28, 2020 at 8:48 AM Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
> <gitgitgadget@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Improve the formatting of the description of the line-range option '-L'
>> for `git log`, `gitk` and `git blame`:
>>
>> - Use bold for <start>, <end> and <funcname>
>
> My impression is that it is more common in Git documentation for these
> placeholders to be formatted with backticks rather than as bold (or,
> if not more common currently, at least is trending that way). That's
> not to say that my impression is necessarily accurate.

I think the impression is fairly in line with the reality.  That is
not to say that it is a good future to aim for.

My personal preference is

    - use `as-is` for things that must be typed as-is (e.g. `-L`)

    - use 'emph' for things that are placeholder (e.g. '<start>'').


  reply	other threads:[~2020-10-29 20:19 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 30+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-28 12:47 [PATCH 0/6] blame: enable funcname blaming with userdiff driver Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2020-10-28 12:47 ` [PATCH 1/6] doc: log, gitk: move '-L' description to 'line-range-options.txt' Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2020-10-29 20:16   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-31 17:18     ` Philippe Blain
2020-10-31 17:29       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-28 12:47 ` [PATCH 2/6] doc: line-range: improve formatting Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2020-10-28 17:23   ` Eric Sunshine
2020-10-29 20:19     ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2020-10-31 17:20       ` Philippe Blain
2020-10-28 12:47 ` [PATCH 3/6] blame-options.txt: also mention 'funcname' in '-L' description Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2020-10-29 20:25   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-31 17:22     ` Philippe Blain
2020-10-28 12:47 ` [PATCH 4/6] doc: add more pointers to gitattributes(5) for userdiff Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2020-10-28 17:26   ` Eric Sunshine
2020-10-28 12:47 ` [PATCH 5/6] line-log: mention both modes in 'blame' and 'log' short help Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2020-10-28 17:33   ` Eric Sunshine
2020-10-29 12:43     ` Philippe Blain
2020-10-28 12:47 ` [PATCH 6/6] blame: enable funcname blaming with userdiff driver Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2020-10-29 20:40   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-31 18:02     ` Philippe Blain
2020-10-31 18:58       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-01 17:28 ` [PATCH v2 0/8] " Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2020-11-01 17:28   ` [PATCH v2 1/8] doc: log, gitk: move '-L' description to 'line-range-options.txt' Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2020-11-01 17:28   ` [PATCH v2 2/8] doc: line-range: improve formatting Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2020-11-01 17:28   ` [PATCH v2 3/8] blame-options.txt: also mention 'funcname' in '-L' description Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2020-11-01 17:28   ` [PATCH v2 4/8] doc: add more pointers to gitattributes(5) for userdiff Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2020-11-01 17:28   ` [PATCH v2 5/8] line-log: mention both modes in 'blame' and 'log' short help Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2020-11-01 17:28   ` [PATCH v2 6/8] blame: enable funcname blaming with userdiff driver Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2020-11-01 17:28   ` [PATCH v2 7/8] blame: simplify 'setup_scoreboard' interface Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2020-11-01 17:28   ` [PATCH v2 8/8] blame: simplify 'setup_blame_bloom_data' interface Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget

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