----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Pierre-François CLEMENT 
  To: git-users@googlegroups.com 
  Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2014 11:21 AM
  Subject: Re: [git-users] Re: git reset with staged changes

  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 

  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: 

        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) 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.

There's been a recent thread about almost the same subject on the git mailing 

It may be worth piggy-backing on that.

Don't forget the git list requires pure plain text emails.

(This thread is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/git-users/27_FxIV_100 
if you need that reference;-)


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