Le mercredi 4 juin 2014 16:28:27 UTC+2, Dale Worley a écrit :
> Yeah, but what one *feels* is the definition of the word is not 
> relevant.
It somehow is IMO, as I got that feeling from my day-to-day use of git and 
from reading its manual, so it might be the symptoma of some incoherences 
across the tool's usage and/or definitions.
Le mercredi 4 juin 2014 16:28:27 UTC+2, Dale Worley a écrit :

> The online book is particularly treacherous: 
> http://git-scm.com/book/en/Git-Basics-Recording-Changes-to-the-Repository 
> <http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fgit-scm.com%2Fbook%2Fen%2FGit-Basics-Recording-Changes-to-the-Repository&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNFeXBzZKfP7X6tUZSl8GVa-BeV9Qg>
>     Remember that each file in your working directory can be in one of 
>     two states: tracked or untracked. Tracked files are files that 
>     were in the last snapshot; they can be unmodified, modified, or 
>     staged. Untracked files are everything else — any files in your 
>     working directory that were not in your last snapshot and are not 
>     in your staging area. 
> If you read carefully, you'll note that it is self-contradictory:  His 
> definition of tracked excludes staged-but-not-in-the-head-commit files 
> but his definition of untracked also excludes those files.

It is a bit self-contradictory, but only in the listing of what such files 
can be. Apart from that, the definition *"Tracked files are files that were 
in the last snapshot [...]. Untracked files are everything else"* is pretty 
clear, and describes exactly my understanding of such files. So, to answer 
André's original question, I think might indeed be either a bug or a 
missing feature.

I think I'm gonna mail g...@vger.kernel.org (the "official" mailing list 
<http://git-scm.com/community>) to see what they think about it. Would it 
be wrong to reply to this conversation with a summary of it, CC'ed to 
g...@vger.kernel.org? I'm not quite confident with using public mailing 
lists just yet.

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