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From: "Anders Höckersten" <anders@hockersten.se>
To: "Junio C Hamano" <gitster@pobox.com>
Cc: "Bagas Sanjaya" <bagasdotme@gmail.com>,
	"Anders Höckersten via GitGitGadget" <gitgitgadget@gmail.com>,
	git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] describe-doc: clarify default length of abbreviation
Date: Mon, 17 May 2021 07:51:28 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <6306f894-4fda-4412-9b1b-6fcd9eed8e77@www.fastmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <xmqqo8da6dk4.fsf@gitster.g>



On Sun, May 16, 2021, at 14:58, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Anders Höckersten <anders@hockersten.se> writes:
> 
> > The explanation was mostly copied from the 2.11.0 release notes,
> > but mentioning the birtday paradox is unnecessary. I suggest
> > changing this sentence to: "The length of the abbreviation scales
> > as the repository grows using the approximate number of objects in
> > the repository, and by default the minimum length is 7."
> 
> Heh.  In my priate review, I said that I very much liked the way the
> new description was phrased with "a bit of math around the birthday
> paradox".  Now I know why I liked that phrasing---it turns out to be
> my own ;-)
> 
> I don't mind with or without mention of the birthday math.  Thanks
> for working on this.

Actually, changed my mind again. I like the phrasing and it's in the "examples" section so a bit of verbosity doesn't hurt. Will submit a new patch with the other changes mentioned + whitespace fixes momentarily.

/A

  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-17  5:51 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-16  7:32 Anders Höckersten via GitGitGadget
2021-05-16 11:34 ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-16 12:00 ` Bagas Sanjaya
2021-05-16 12:47   ` Anders Höckersten
2021-05-16 12:58     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-17  5:51       ` Anders Höckersten [this message]
2021-05-16 18:51   ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-16 19:00     ` Robert P. J. Day
2021-05-16 21:07       ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-17  5:53 ` [PATCH v2] " Anders Höckersten via GitGitGadget
2021-05-17 16:44   ` Derrick Stolee

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