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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Philip Oakley <philipoakley@iee.org>
Cc: Elijah Newren <newren@gmail.com>,
	Denton Liu <liu.denton@gmail.com>,
	Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@linaro.org>,
	Git Mailing List <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	vincent.guittot@linaro.org
Subject: Re: [Bug report] git diff stat shows unrelated diff
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:32:20 -0800
Message-ID: <xmqqr2c84ohn.fsf@gitster-ct.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <ad85402e-0ad2-4f4d-3b66-9250115072c0@iee.org>

Philip Oakley <philipoakley@iee.org> writes:

> On 15/02/2019 20:12, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>>
>> Historically, it was a mistake to allow A..B to be used for two
>> endpoints, which was made back when we haven't thought things
>> through.  That is why I stopped "warn to deprecate and then
>> completely remove", as I do not think it would help people very much
>> if "git diff A B" can be spelled with two-dots.
>>
>> But in a distant future long after that happens, by the time nobody
>> remembers what A..B meant for "git diff", I do not think I'd
>> strongly be opposed to reusing it to mean something different.
>
> Would an option be to add a opt-in config to do the warning, rather
> than start immediately at a deprecation warning?

Well, anything would be "an option".  I am not sure it would be
particularly a good option to allow people to "opt" into getting
warned, only to get a chance to train their fingers not to type
double-dot instead of a SP, earlier than other people, though.

> It would give users the chance to test out their usage early should
> the so wish/desire/notice.

I am somewhat puzzled.  What are you trying to achieve by that?

Those who do *not* opt into that "early warning" configuration dance
would eventually be warned whenever they type "diff A..B", and the
timing for that eventuality is not under their control, so quite
honestly, I do not see much point in "giving users the chance".

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Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-02-14  8:22 Viresh Kumar
2019-02-14 18:42 ` Johannes Sixt
2019-02-14 21:23 ` Elijah Newren
2019-02-14 22:10   ` Junio C Hamano
2019-02-15 18:52     ` Denton Liu
2019-02-15 19:25       ` Elijah Newren
2019-02-15 20:12         ` Junio C Hamano
2019-02-15 22:48           ` Philip Oakley
2019-02-15 23:32             ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2019-02-16 12:47               ` Philip Oakley
2019-02-17  3:34                 ` Junio C Hamano
2019-02-17 23:34                   ` Philip Oakley
2019-02-18  0:21                     ` Junio C Hamano
2019-02-15 19:28       ` Junio C Hamano
2019-02-15  6:40   ` Viresh Kumar
2019-02-15 16:09     ` Elijah Newren
2019-02-18  4:34       ` Viresh Kumar

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