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From: Junio C Hamano <>
To: "Martin Ågren" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/6] git-check-ref-format.txt: avoid single quote
Date: Fri, 14 May 2021 07:00:45 +0900	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqqzgwy8faq.fsf@gitster.g> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <> ("Martin Ågren"'s message of "Thu, 13 May 2021 20:17:42 +0200")

Martin Ågren <> writes:

> Asciidoctor renders 'git cat-file' with the single quotes.

I somehow find this sentence a bit hard to grok.  Do you mean
"instead of typesetting them emphasized, the two-word phrase is
enclosed in a pair of literal single quotes"?

> It's somehow
> tricked by the single quote in "srcref\'s" earler in the paragraph. If
> we drop the backslash, we'll regress with AsciiDoc. Let's just rewrite
> things a bit to avoid "srcref's" entirely.

I also was puzzled by this one and the previous "cat-file" thing,
mostly because I couldn't tell if this is an unrelated problem that
happens to be around the same single-quote letter, or somehow
happens only because the single-quoted 'cat-file' was nearby, until
I checked the patch text (and it seems that this is "here is another
problem around apostrophe").

> Add backticks for monospacing around these refs and command invocations
> while at it.

I have no problem with this particular rephrasing from "srcref's
value" to "value of srcref", but forbidding possessive "'s" from any
future documentation is troubling.

> -. A colon `:` is used as in `srcref:dstref` to mean "use srcref\'s
> -  value and store it in dstref" in fetch and push operations.
> +. A colon `:` is used as in `srcref:dstref` to mean "use the value
> +  of `srcref` and store it in `dstref`" in fetch and push operations.
>    It may also be used to select a specific object such as with
> -  'git cat-file': "git cat-file blob v1.3.3:refs.c".
> +  'git cat-file': `git cat-file blob v1.3.3:refs.c`.

The proposed log message did not explain why you wanted to avoid
double-quote pair on the "cat-file" line.  Is this meant as a
workaround for the "single quotes are shown around git cat-file"


  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-05-13 22:00 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 22+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-13 18:17 [PATCH 0/6] AsciiDoc vs Asciidoctor, once again Martin Ågren
2021-05-13 18:17 ` [PATCH 1/6] git-http-push.txt,git-send-pack.txt: avoid single quote Martin Ågren
2021-05-13 18:17 ` [PATCH 2/6] git-range-diff.txt: avoid single quotes Martin Ågren
2021-05-13 18:17 ` [PATCH 3/6] git-check-ref-format.txt: avoid single quote Martin Ågren
2021-05-13 19:16   ` Eric Sunshine
2021-05-13 19:35     ` Martin Ågren
2021-05-13 22:00   ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2021-05-14  9:07     ` Martin Ågren
2021-05-14 12:30       ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-14  5:30   ` Jeff King
2021-05-14  9:08     ` Martin Ågren
2021-05-13 18:17 ` [PATCH 4/6] diff-options.txt: move monospace markup out of attribute Martin Ågren
2021-05-13 18:17 ` [PATCH 5/6] git-svn.txt: change verse to listing block Martin Ågren
2021-05-13 18:17 ` [PATCH 6/6] Doc: use two backticks for monospace, not backtick+apostrophe Martin Ågren
2021-05-13 20:35 ` [PATCH 0/6] AsciiDoc vs Asciidoctor, once again Junio C Hamano
2021-05-14  8:40   ` Martin Ågren
2021-05-14 12:18     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-14  1:40 ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-14  8:43   ` Martin Ågren
2021-05-14 12:24     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-14 15:28       ` Martin Ågren
2021-05-14 20:11         ` Felipe Contreras

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