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From: Felipe Contreras <>
To: Junio C Hamano <>, Jeff King <>
Cc: "Felipe Contreras" <>,, "Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy" <>,
	"Richard Hansen" <>
Subject: Re: Re* [PATCH] doc: glossary: add entry for revision range
Date: Tue, 18 May 2021 00:20:03 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <60a34e834f208_14d1bc208e4@natae.notmuch> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <xmqq1ra44ul5.fsf@gitster.g>

Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Jeff King <> writes:
> >> 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?
> I somehow thought Felipe wanted to say that there is nothing but
> manual pages that mention the command and, "look how useful set-head
> subcommand is, here is how you use it" blog posts are not seen
> because nobody uses 'remote set-head'.
> I do not quesiotn the frequency count of set-head, but I do not
> think the lack of mention of set-head leads to the conclusion that
> nobody uses "git log origin.."; there is a leap in logic.

I did not say that is the only evidence to lead to that conclusion.

But it is evidence.

> As you said below, "origin" is there without need for set-head,

Only sometimes.

> so the lack of enthusiastic advocate for set-head does not mean
> anything wrt how people find "origin" useful.

Yes it does. Contrary to popular belief absence of evidence can be
evidence of absence. If I walk around Central Park for half an hour and
I don't see any elephants, that's evidence that there are no elephants
in Central Park at this very moment. It is not *conclusive* evidence,
but it is evidence.

Just because the evidence for $x is not sufficient to prove $x doesn't
mean there is no evidence for $x.

Felipe Contreras

  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-18  5:20 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 [this message]
2021-05-18  5:02             ` Felipe Contreras
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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