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From: Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras@gmail.com>
To: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>, Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras@gmail.com>
Cc: "Junio C Hamano" <gitster@pobox.com>,
	git@vger.kernel.org, "Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy" <pclouds@gmail.com>,
	"Richard Hansen" <rhansen@rhansen.org>
Subject: Re: Re* [PATCH] doc: glossary: add entry for revision range
Date: Tue, 18 May 2021 00:02:46 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <60a34a7616cda_14d1bc20818@natae.notmuch> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YKMhqZNhamnKqWfi@coredump.intra.peff.net>

Jeff King wrote:
> On Mon, May 17, 2021 at 04:05:41PM -0500, Felipe Contreras wrote:
> 
> > > >> Nobody uses "origin" (what does that even mean?), [...]
> > > >
> > > > I guess I'm "nobody" then, because I use it all the time.
> > > 
> > > Oh, I'm nobody, too, and so are many others ;-)
> > 
> > That depends on the definition of "many". My guess is that it's less
> > than 1% of users (probably 0.01%), and for me that's not many.
> > 
> > If you google for `git remote "set-head"` there's barely any
> > information. It's basically all online man pages.
> 
> Why would people need to use "git remote set-head" most of the time? The
> symlink is set up properly by git-clone, and has been for many years.

First instructions from GitHub:

  echo "# test" >> README.md
  git init
  git add README.md
  git commit -m "first commit"
  git branch -M main
  git remote add origin git@github.com:felipec/test.git
  git push -u origin main

Second instructions from GitHub:

  git remote add origin git@github.com:felipec/test.git
  git branch -M main
  git push -u origin main

None of these use `git clone`.

Of 31 repositories I work on and have quickly at hand only 8 have
origin/HEAD.

> For most people, using "origin" just works (the exception is people who
> "git init" and then "git remote add origin" themselves; since we're
> guessing at numbers, I would guess that _that_ population is less than
> 1% of users).

On what do you base that guess?

The GitHub instructions don't use `git clone`. I can gather similar
instructions from other places if you are unconvinced.

I don't think most people set up their repositories as you think they
do.


And even *if* origin/HEAD did work on most repositories (hardly the
case), most people are not going to train their fingers to type `git cmd
$x` when the only $x where the command works is "origin"; they would
rather train their fingers to do $x/master which works on many more
repositories.

Cheers.

-- 
Felipe Contreras

  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-05-18  5:02 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-16 20:37 [PATCH] doc: glossary: add entry for revision range Felipe Contreras
2021-05-17  7:46 ` Re* " Junio C Hamano
2021-05-17 10:30   ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-17 11:55     ` Jeff King
2021-05-17 17:22       ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-18  6:59         ` Jeff King
2021-05-18 12:28           ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-17 19:26       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-17 21:05         ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-18  0:51           ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-18  1:26             ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-18  2:08           ` Jeff King
2021-05-18  2:57             ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-18  5:20               ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-18  5:02             ` Felipe Contreras [this message]
2021-05-18  6:55               ` Jeff King
2021-05-18 11:42                 ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-18 12:47                   ` Jeff King
2021-05-18 21:09                     ` Felipe Contreras

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