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From: Jeff King <>
To: Felipe Contreras <>
Cc: "Junio C Hamano" <>,, "Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy" <>,
	"Richard Hansen" <>
Subject: Re: Re* [PATCH] doc: glossary: add entry for revision range
Date: Tue, 18 May 2021 08:47:53 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <60a3a808d7eeb_151987208bb@natae.notmuch>

On Tue, May 18, 2021 at 06:42:00AM -0500, Felipe Contreras wrote:

> A random link doesn't show anything. The instructions I'm
> talking about are the **first** thing the site gives to users.

I would think the first thing most users see is _somebody else's
repository_, full of commits, that they then clone.

> > People clone a lot more than they create new repositories.
> Depends what you call "people". If you are talking about professional
> software developers, then maybe.
> But they are not the only users of git.
> Do you have any stats?

On one of GitHub's servers (selected randomly), there were ~300k clones
in the past 24 hours. In the same time period on the same server, there
were 1780 new repos. Even that's overstating it, since some portion of
those are just forks of existing repos (so the user probably either
cloned their fork immediately, or was already working on a clone of the
upstream fork, rather than having run "git init" locally).

> > I don't think that proves anything except that your workflow is
> > different than mine.
> Exactly, and we cannot assume most people follow your workflow. In fact,
> I'd say your workflow is probably one of the most atypical in the world.
> You know tricks 99.99% of users don't know about, in fact that probably
> 99% of git.git developers don't know.
> It is sufficient to acknowledge that there are different workflows.

I'm not making some bizarre claim about workflows. I'm saying that
people commonly use "git clone" to get repositories. That really doesn't
seem controversial.

But you know what, I've wasted enough time on this thread. If you want
to believe that people don't use "git clone", go for it.


  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-18 12:48 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
2021-05-18  6:55               ` Jeff King
2021-05-18 11:42                 ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-18 12:47                   ` Jeff King [this message]
2021-05-18 21:09                     ` Felipe Contreras

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