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From: Kenneth Lorber <keni@his.com>
To: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
Cc: Kenneth Lorber <keni@hers.com>, git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 2/6] Add bit on extending git to Hacking Git
Date: Mon, 18 May 2020 18:10:00 -0400
Message-ID: <07D99191-664E-475C-A9B1-7FE4DB5C2165@his.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <xmqqzha65s1l.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com>



> On May 17, 2020, at 2:34 PM, Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com> wrote:
> 
> Kenneth Lorber <keni@hers.com> writes:
> 
>> From: Kenneth Lorber <keni@his.com>
>> 
>> The Hacking Git section of the user manual is the logical place to look
>> for information on extending Gut, so add a short section of links to
>> places where that information actually lives.
>> 
>> Signed-off-by: Kenneth Lorber <keni@his.com>
>> ---
>> Documentation/user-manual.txt | 8 ++++++++
>> 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)
>> 
>> diff --git a/Documentation/user-manual.txt b/Documentation/user-manual.txt
>> index 833652983f..2144246444 100644
>> --- a/Documentation/user-manual.txt
>> +++ b/Documentation/user-manual.txt
>> @@ -4049,6 +4049,14 @@ and that is what higher level `git merge -s resolve` is implemented with.
>> This chapter covers internal details of the Git implementation which
>> probably only Git developers need to understand.
>> 
>> +If you are extending Git using hooks, writing new tools, or otherwise
>> +looking for technical information but not hacking Git itself, the following
>> +documents may be what you are really looking for:
>> +
>> +* hooks: linkgit:githooks[5]
>> +* attributes: linkgit:gitattributes[5]
>> +* new tools: linkgit:git-sh-setup[1]
> 
> I am not sure if this fits here.  It is a distraction to the target
> audience of this section, no?

I agree and still think this is where it goes (unless we start a new chapter on hacking FOR git, which is more than I can handle at the moment).

My reasoning is that from the available chapters, this is my best bet (as a new user) for finding this information; pointing them elsewhere isn't that big a distraction (it's at the top and short) and would be a great help for people looking for that kind of info.

My two cents anyway.


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Thread overview: 42+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-05-17  2:13 [RFC PATCH 0/6] various documentation bits Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-17  2:13 ` [RFC PATCH 1/6] Tell the glossary about core.hooksPath Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-17 18:33   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-05-18 22:06     ` Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-17  2:13 ` [RFC PATCH 2/6] Add bit on extending git to Hacking Git Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-17 18:34   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-05-18 22:10     ` Kenneth Lorber [this message]
2020-05-17  2:13 ` [RFC PATCH 3/6] Add namespace collision avoidance guidelines file Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-17  9:45   ` Abhishek Kumar
2020-05-18 15:51     ` Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-17 15:31   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-05-18 21:46     ` Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-17  2:13 ` [RFC PATCH 4/6] Include NAMESPACE COLLISIONS doc into gitrepository-layout.txt Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-18  0:26   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-05-18 23:54     ` Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-17  2:13 ` [RFC PATCH 5/6] Tell config.txt about NAMESPACE COLLISIONS Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-18  0:32   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-05-17  2:13 ` [RFC PATCH 6/6] Add NAMESPACE COLLISIONS reference to Hacking Git Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-17  7:42 ` [RFC PATCH 0/6] various documentation bits Abhishek Kumar
2020-05-17 18:39   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-05-18 23:44     ` Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-18 15:45   ` Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-25 23:27 ` [RFC PATCH v2 " Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-25 23:27   ` [RFC PATCH v2 1/6] doc: Tell the glossary about core.hooksPath Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-26 18:59     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-05-27 16:52       ` Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-27 17:18         ` Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-27 17:18         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-05-25 23:27   ` [RFC PATCH v2 2/6] doc: Add bit on extending git to Hacking Git Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-25 23:27   ` [RFC PATCH v2 3/6] doc: Add namespace collision guidelines file Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-28 18:49     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-05-28 19:29       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-05-29  1:20         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-05-29 18:08           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-06-01 23:55         ` Kenneth Lorber
2020-06-01 18:38       ` Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-25 23:27   ` [RFC PATCH v2 4/6] doc: Add collision doc to gitrepository-layout.txt Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-25 23:27   ` [RFC PATCH v2 5/6] doc: Tell config.txt about namespace collisions Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-25 23:27   ` [RFC PATCH v2 6/6] doc: Add collision reference to Hacking Git Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-31 21:37   ` [RFC PATCH 0/2] update glossary hooks entry Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-31 21:37     ` [RFC PATCH 1/2] doc: Tell the glossary about core.hooksPath Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-31 21:37     ` [RFC PATCH 2/2] doc: remove dated info and refs to sample hooks Kenneth Lorber

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