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From: Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras@gmail.com>
To: "Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason" <avarab@gmail.com>,
	"Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget" <gitgitgadget@gmail.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org, gitster@pobox.com,
	sandals@crustytoothpaste.net, stolee@gmail.com,
	jrnieder@gmail.com, emilyshaffer@google.com,
	Andrei Rybak <rybak.a.v@gmail.com>,
	Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras@gmail.com>,
	Robert Karszniewicz <avoidr@posteo.de>, Jeff King <peff@peff.net>,
	"Kerry, Richard" <richard.kerry@atos.net>,
	Derrick Stolee <derrickstolee@github.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 0/4] Use singular "they" when appropriate
Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2021 12:22:17 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <60c0f8c9d69c8_10749208d2@natae.notmuch> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87a6nz2fda.fsf@evledraar.gmail.com>

Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:

> The below for-show patch[2] shows an alternate approach that I think is
> a better direction than this series.
> 
> It shows how some of the s/he|she/they/g search-replacements you did
> could IMO be better if we simply reduced the amount of prose, e.g. in
> strbuf.h changing:
> 
>     passes a context pointer, which can be used by the programmer of the
>     callback as she sees fit.
> 
> To:
> 
>     passes a `void *context` to the callback `fn`
> 
> Is a better change than a mere s/she/they/g. Nobody needs all this
> verbosity to understand the common pattern of passing a user-controlled
> 'void *` to a callback. It's implicitly understood by the technical
> level of the reader this documentation is targeted at.

!00% agreed.

> --- a/Documentation/CodingGuidelines
> +++ b/Documentation/CodingGuidelines
> @@ -551,6 +551,31 @@ Writing Documentation:
>   documentation, please see the documentation-related advice in the
>   Documentation/SubmittingPatches file).
>  
> + Prefer succinctness and matter-of-factly describing functionality in
> + the abstract. E.g.:
> +
> +     --short:: Emit output in the short-format.
> +
> + Not something like these overly verbose alternatives:
> +
> +     --short:: Use this to emit output in the short-format.
> +     --short:: You can use this to get output in the short-format.
> +     --short:: A user who prefers shorter output could....
> +     --short:: Should a person and/or program want shorter output, he
> +               she/they/it can...

I'm a big fan of this succinct approach.

> --- a/Documentation/git-push.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/git-push.txt
> @@ -240,17 +240,17 @@ already exists on the remote side.
>  This option overrides this restriction if the current value of the
>  remote ref is the expected value.  "git push" fails otherwise.
>  +
> +When collaborating with others this is safer than using the `--force` option.
>  Imagine that you have to rebase what you have already published.
> -You will have to bypass the "must fast-forward" rule in order to
> -replace the history you originally published with the rebased history.
> -If somebody else built on top of your original history while you are
> -rebasing, the tip of the branch at the remote may advance with her
> -commit, and blindly pushing with `--force` will lose her work.
> -+
> -This option allows you to say that you expect the history you are
> -updating is what you rebased and want to replace. If the remote ref
> -still points at the commit you specified, you can be sure that no
> -other people did anything to the ref. It is like taking a "lease" on
> +By using `--force` you might inadvertently clobber commits that
> +someone else pushed on top of branch.

* the branch?

> ++
> +
> +Unlike `--force`, `--force-with-lease` will transmit the expected
> +object ID to the remote server (similar to linkgit:git-update-ref[1]'s
> +`<oldvalue>`, and thus provides a safeguard against inadvertently
> +clobbering remote refs which have changed since you retrieved them
> +with `git fetch`. Using this option has the effect of taking a "lease" on

Clearer and more useful. I didn't even notice where the gender of the
reader was replaced, or where it supposedly came from.

Instead we focus on what's important: instructing the user.

>  the ref without explicitly locking it, and the remote ref is updated
>  only if the "lease" is still valid.
>  +
> diff --git a/config.h b/config.h
> index 9038538ffd..a2200f3111 100644
> --- a/config.h
> +++ b/config.h
> @@ -450,8 +450,8 @@ void git_configset_init(struct config_set *cs);
>  /**
>   * Parses the file and adds the variable-value pairs to the `config_set`,
>   * dies if there is an error in parsing the file. Returns 0 on success, or
> - * -1 if the file does not exist or is inaccessible. The user has to decide
> - * if he wants to free the incomplete configset or continue using it when
> + * -1 if the file does not exist or is inaccessible. The caller decides
> + * whether to free the incomplete configset or continue using it when

Gramatically correct and clear. This is a good change.

>   * the function returns -1.
>   */
>  int git_configset_add_file(struct config_set *cs, const char *filename);
> diff --git a/strbuf.h b/strbuf.h
> index 223ee2094a..c7c67cfe14 100644
> --- a/strbuf.h
> +++ b/strbuf.h
> @@ -337,8 +337,8 @@ const char *strbuf_join_argv(struct strbuf *buf, int argc,
>   * placeholder is unknown, then the percent sign is copied, too.
>   *
>   * In order to facilitate caching and to make it possible to give
> - * parameters to the callback, `strbuf_expand()` passes a context pointer,
> - * which can be used by the programmer of the callback as she sees fit.
> + * parameters to the callback, `strbuf_expand()` passes a
> + * `void *context` to the callback `fn`

Simple and to the point. +1

Cheers.

-- 
Felipe Contreras

  reply	other threads:[~2021-06-09 17:22 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 124+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-06-07 16:57 [PATCH " Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-06-07 16:57 ` [PATCH 1/4] Documentation: use singular they " Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-06-07 17:09   ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-07 17:32     ` Derrick Stolee
2021-06-07 17:42       ` Andrei Rybak
2021-06-07 18:21       ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-10  7:44     ` Johannes Schindelin
2021-06-10 14:35       ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-07 21:36   ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-09 18:47     ` Phillip Susi
2021-06-09 20:26       ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-11 15:40         ` Phillip Susi
2021-06-11 17:03           ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-10 18:30       ` Derrick Stolee
2021-06-11  0:16         ` Junio C Hamano
2021-06-11 16:00         ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-12 14:02         ` Phillip Susi
2021-06-08  1:18   ` Junio C Hamano
2021-06-08  8:51     ` Kerry, Richard
2021-06-08 23:21       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-06-09 13:13         ` Derrick Stolee
2021-06-10  3:11         ` Junio C Hamano
2021-06-08 17:33   ` Emily Shaffer
2021-06-08 18:03     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-09 13:44       ` Kerry, Richard
2021-06-09 17:44         ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-25 14:30           ` Kerry, Richard
2021-06-09  4:48     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-06-10  8:18     ` Johannes Schindelin
2021-06-10 14:42       ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-14 22:10       ` Robert Karszniewicz
2021-06-07 16:57 ` [PATCH 2/4] *: use singular they in comments Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-06-07 17:12   ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-07 17:20     ` Derrick Stolee
2021-06-10  8:20     ` Johannes Schindelin
2021-06-07 19:02   ` Junio C Hamano
2021-06-07 21:44     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-08 17:36   ` Emily Shaffer
2021-06-07 16:57 ` [PATCH 3/4] *: fix typos Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-06-08 17:37   ` Emily Shaffer
2021-06-10  8:36   ` Johannes Schindelin
2021-06-10 19:53     ` Derrick Stolee
2021-06-11  9:55       ` Johannes Schindelin
2021-06-07 16:57 ` [PATCH 4/4] CodingGuidelines: recommend singular they Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-06-07 18:31   ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-08  1:47     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-07 18:56   ` Junio C Hamano
2021-06-07 19:05     ` Derrick Stolee
2021-06-08  0:05       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-06-10 21:34       ` brian m. carlson
2021-06-10  8:39     ` Johannes Schindelin
2021-06-07 20:00   ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-09 18:29     ` Phillip Susi
2021-06-09 20:18       ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-07 20:20   ` Robert Karszniewicz
2021-06-07 22:18     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-08  7:10   ` Jeff King
2021-06-08  8:11     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-09 13:23       ` Derrick Stolee
2021-06-09 15:20         ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-10 22:06     ` brian m. carlson
2021-06-11 16:11       ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-08 17:39   ` Emily Shaffer
2021-06-09  4:44     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-06-09 13:27       ` Derrick Stolee
2021-06-07 20:10 ` [PATCH 0/4] Use singular "they" when appropriate Felipe Contreras
2021-06-09 13:54 ` [PATCH v2 " Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-06-09 13:54   ` [PATCH v2 1/4] Documentation: use singular they " Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-06-09 15:33     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-09 13:54   ` [PATCH v2 2/4] *: use singular they in comments Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-06-09 15:41     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-09 13:54   ` [PATCH v2 3/4] *: fix typos Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-06-09 13:54   ` [PATCH v2 4/4] CodingGuidelines: recommend singular they Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-06-09 15:50     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-09 15:44   ` [PATCH v2 0/4] Use singular "they" when appropriate Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-09 17:22     ` Felipe Contreras [this message]
2021-06-10  2:03     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-06-10  2:28       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-06-10  3:30       ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-10 22:32     ` brian m. carlson
2021-06-10 22:58       ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-11 16:32         ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-11 17:18         ` Derrick Stolee
2021-06-11 20:38           ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-13  7:17           ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-15  6:02             ` Junio C Hamano
2021-06-15 13:36               ` Derrick Stolee
2021-06-15 17:03                 ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-14  0:47           ` Junio C Hamano
2021-06-15 14:11   ` [PATCH v3 0/4] Avoid gendered pronouns Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-06-15 14:11     ` [PATCH v3 1/4] doc: avoid using the gender of other people Felipe Contreras via GitGitGadget
2021-06-15 14:11     ` [PATCH v3 2/4] comments: avoid using the gender of our users Felipe Contreras via GitGitGadget
2021-06-15 14:11     ` [PATCH v3 3/4] *: fix typos Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-06-15 14:11     ` [PATCH v3 4/4] CodingGuidelines: recommend singular they Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-06-15 16:19       ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-15 17:26         ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-16  2:47         ` Junio C Hamano
2021-06-16  5:06           ` Junio C Hamano
2021-06-16  9:26             ` Bagas Sanjaya
2021-06-16 17:44             ` Derrick Stolee
2021-06-16 19:54             ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-16 23:22               ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-17  0:09               ` Junio C Hamano
2021-06-17 13:22                 ` Derrick Stolee
2021-06-17 14:53                   ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-17 17:06                     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-17 15:25                   ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-18  0:26                   ` brian m. carlson
2021-06-18 16:12                     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-17 15:23                 ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-17 15:58                 ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-18  0:53               ` brian m. carlson
2021-06-18  7:24                 ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-18 16:40                   ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-19  7:03                 ` Junio C Hamano
2021-06-28 22:32                   ` Junio C Hamano
2021-06-29  1:31                     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-29  1:53                     ` Derrick Stolee
2021-06-29 12:29                       ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-17 15:12             ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-17 14:46           ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-15 17:08       ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-12  4:40 ` [PATCH 0/4] Use singular "they" when appropriate Bagas Sanjaya
2021-06-12 14:19   ` Phillip Susi

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