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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Eric Sunshine <sunshine@sunshineco.com>
Cc: Derrick Stolee <stolee@gmail.com>, Git List <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	"brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.net>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] messages: avoid SHA-1 in end-user facing messages
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2020 01:22:45 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqqd03tzley.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAPig+cTTr8VdzeaPewktdncvnTWHjieEnEPV+vbD=GVbK7zQNQ@mail.gmail.com> (Eric Sunshine's message of "Fri, 14 Aug 2020 00:51:08 -0400")

Eric Sunshine <sunshine@sunshineco.com> writes:

> On Fri, Aug 14, 2020 at 12:45 AM Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com> wrote:
>> >> N_("Show blank SHA-1 for boundary commits (Default: off)")),
>> >> N_("Blank object names of boundary commits (Default: off)")),
>>
>> You guessed my intention correctly.  By using the word "blank" as a
>> verb (i.e. to fill the space, which should ordinarily contain
>> something meaningful, with whitespace instead), I can shorten "Show
>> blank" to compensate the lengthening of the message caused by
>> replacing "SHA-1" with "object name".
>>
>> A better phrasing to replace it is of course welcome.
>
> Perhaps?
>
>     "suppress object names of boundary commits (default: off)"

I think we want a verb that not just means to "remove" but also to
"replace with the same amount of whitespace so that the overall
alignment is kept".  To "blank out" would mean exactly that; I do
not know about "to suppress", though.

Thanks.

  reply	other threads:[~2020-08-14  8:22 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-14  1:07 Junio C Hamano
2020-08-14  1:11 ` brian m. carlson
2020-08-14  2:21 ` Derrick Stolee
2020-08-14  4:45   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-14  4:51     ` Eric Sunshine
2020-08-14  8:22       ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2020-08-14 12:21         ` Derrick Stolee
2020-08-14 16:31           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-14 16:40             ` [PATCH v2] " Junio C Hamano

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