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From: Eric Sunshine <>
To: Elijah Newren <>
Cc: Junio C Hamano <>,
	Bagas Sanjaya <>,
	Git Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] revisions(7): clarify that most commands take a single revision range
Date: Thu, 20 May 2021 12:53:23 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Thu, May 20, 2021 at 12:45 PM Elijah Newren <> wrote:
> On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 10:03 PM Junio C Hamano <> wrote:
> > Well, apparently the proposed text may have failed to educate you
> > about what a "revision range" is and how it works, so it is not good
> > enough, so I'll postpone merging the change down further and see if
> > somebody else can come up with a better description.
> >
> > Thanks.
> I think it's helpful and would have answered questions for users that
> I've had to manually explain to folks a few times, so while it may not
> be optimal, I do think your description is an improvement to the docs.
> That said, it can't hurt to see if we can find out what caused Bagas'
> confusion and see if we can improve it, but I wouldn't hold it up
> indefinitely if no better wording comes along.

For what it's worth, as a person who is far from being a
revision-range expert (and who doesn't typically think about them), I
found the proposed text illuminating and clearly written. I learned
from it. So, I agree with Elijah[1] that it is a good improvement to
have (even if it's not perfect for every reader).

[1]: Extended LInear Jump AHead

  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-20 16:53 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-18 11:17 Junio C Hamano
2021-05-20  2:27 ` Bagas Sanjaya
2021-05-20  4:58   ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-20  5:02     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-20  5:26       ` Bagas Sanjaya
2021-05-20 16:45       ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-20 16:53         ` Eric Sunshine [this message]
2021-05-20 16:40   ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-21 19:19 ` Felipe Contreras

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