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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Elijah Newren <newren@gmail.com>
Cc: "Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget" <gitgitgadget@gmail.com>,
	"Git Mailing List" <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	"Johannes Schindelin" <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>,
	"Jeff King" <peff@peff.net>, "Jakub Narebski" <jnareb@gmail.com>,
	"Nguyễn Thái Ngọc" <pclouds@gmail.com>,
	carenas@gmail.com, "Ævar Arnfjörð" <avarab@gmail.com>,
	"Derrick Stolee" <dstolee@microsoft.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 5/5] repo-settings: create feature.experimental setting
Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2019 13:07:48 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqqv9v7e7zf.fsf@gitster-ct.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CABPp-BH2EHGEmOj3kpeTMV2PpKkRBpPn3FuBfNDHKA8=BkKxFQ@mail.gmail.com> (Elijah Newren's message of "Thu, 8 Aug 2019 12:19:14 -0700")

Elijah Newren <newren@gmail.com> writes:

> However, Stollee's commit message started with "The
> 'feature.experimental' setting includes config options that are not
> committed to become defaults".
>
> If these are settings that are "intended" but not "committed" to
> become defaults, then yes, you're absolutely right.  (And in such a
> case, it might be nice to add that distinction to the commit message.)

My understanding is that the only purpose of feature.experimental
is: "we want to change the default of X this way, but we do not know
if we missed an important use case that would be harmed by such a
change, so let's see if those who volunteered to be guinea pigs by
setting feature.experimental to true find glitches in our thinking
that led us to think the change of the default is a good idea".


  reply	other threads:[~2019-08-08 20:07 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 54+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-07-22 17:54 [PATCH 0/5] Create 'feature.*' config area and some centralized config parsing Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-22 17:54 ` [PATCH 1/5] repo-settings: consolidate some config settings Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-23 13:12   ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-07-22 17:54 ` [PATCH 2/5] repo-settings: add feature.manyCommits setting Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-23 14:53   ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-07-24 10:41     ` Derrick Stolee
2019-07-22 17:54 ` [PATCH 3/5] repo-settings: parse core.untrackedCache Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-23 15:04   ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-07-24 19:27     ` Derrick Stolee
2019-07-22 17:54 ` [PATCH 4/5] repo-settings: create feature.manyFiles setting Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-22 17:54 ` [PATCH 5/5] repo-settings: create feature.experimental setting Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-23 15:20   ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-07-25  1:47     ` Derrick Stolee
2019-07-25  2:23 ` [PATCH v2 0/5] Create 'feature.*' config area and some centralized config parsing Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-25  2:23   ` [PATCH v2 2/5] repo-settings: add feature.manyCommits setting Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-25  2:23   ` [PATCH v2 1/5] repo-settings: consolidate some config settings Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-25  9:30     ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-07-25  2:23   ` [PATCH v2 3/5] repo-settings: parse core.untrackedCache Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-25  9:36     ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-07-25  2:23   ` [PATCH v2 4/5] repo-settings: create feature.manyFiles setting Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-25  2:23   ` [PATCH v2 5/5] repo-settings: create feature.experimental setting Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-25  9:40   ` [PATCH v2 0/5] Create 'feature.*' config area and some centralized config parsing Johannes Schindelin
2019-07-30 19:35   ` [PATCH v3 " Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-30 19:35     ` [PATCH v3 1/5] repo-settings: consolidate some config settings Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-30 20:47       ` Junio C Hamano
2019-07-30 19:35     ` [PATCH v3 2/5] repo-settings: add feature.manyCommits setting Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-30 20:57       ` Junio C Hamano
2019-07-31 13:17         ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-07-31 15:48           ` Junio C Hamano
2019-07-31 15:01       ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2019-08-01 18:27         ` Derrick Stolee
2019-07-30 19:35     ` [PATCH v3 3/5] repo-settings: parse core.untrackedCache Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-30 19:35     ` [PATCH v3 4/5] repo-settings: create feature.manyFiles setting Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-07-30 19:35     ` [PATCH v3 5/5] repo-settings: create feature.experimental setting Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-08-08 18:34       ` Elijah Newren
2019-08-08 18:48         ` Derrick Stolee
2019-08-08 18:59         ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-08 19:12           ` Derrick Stolee
2019-08-08 20:31             ` Elijah Newren
2019-08-08 20:49               ` Derrick Stolee
2019-08-08 19:19           ` Elijah Newren
2019-08-08 20:07             ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2019-08-08 20:46               ` Derrick Stolee
2019-08-13 18:37     ` [PATCH v4 0/6] Create 'feature.*' config area and some centralized config parsing Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-08-13 18:37       ` [PATCH v4 1/6] repo-settings: consolidate some config settings Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-08-13 18:37       ` [PATCH v4 2/6] t6501: use 'git gc' in quiet mode Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-08-13 18:37       ` [PATCH v4 3/6] commit-graph: turn on commit-graph by default Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-08-13 18:37       ` [PATCH v4 4/6] repo-settings: parse core.untrackedCache Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-08-13 18:37       ` [PATCH v4 5/6] repo-settings: create feature.manyFiles setting Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-08-13 18:37       ` [PATCH v4 6/6] repo-settings: create feature.experimental setting Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2019-08-13 21:04       ` [PATCH v4 0/6] Create 'feature.*' config area and some centralized config parsing Junio C Hamano
2019-08-13 21:08         ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-14 10:32           ` Derrick Stolee
2019-08-14 10:38             ` Derrick Stolee

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