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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: "Anders Höckersten" <anders@hockersten.se>
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: Sun, 16 May 2021 21:58:03 +0900	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqqo8da6dk4.fsf@gitster.g> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <8cad4c4b-a923-43f2-9bb7-6ce418cfb0fc@www.fastmail.com> ("Anders =?utf-8?Q?H=C3=B6ckersten=22's?= message of "Sun, 16 May 2021 14:47:49 +0200")

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.


  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-16 12:58 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 [this message]
2021-05-17  5:51       ` Anders Höckersten
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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