On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 11:16 PM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:

> There are only five or six classes of environment that matter in the
> real world for the purpose of giving "well known" examples: Windows,
> MacOS X, Gnome, KDE and Linux terminal.  By picking a representative
> one from each and listing them, the end result would have at least
> one that people from various platforms have _heard of_ and can guess
> what they do.  The "most common" is secondary, and "well known" is

I completely agree with this. So we should take the chance and add a
Windows representative to the list of difftools, no?

> Unlike POSIXy folks, where IRIX or Solaris users are likely to have
> heard of Gnome tools even if they do not use the environment on
> their platforms, Windows users tend to be isolated bunch, so it
> would not hurt to include at least one well-known Windows-only tool
> in the list.

Heh. I believe POSIX folks are no less isolated. (How many
Windows-only tools would you recognize by name?) They're just isolated
in a bigger world ;-)

> Here is a v2, with documentation updates.

This drops the explicit mention of --tool-help as an option in the
documentation compared to my patch. Do you want to keep --tool-help
being mentioned inline as part of the --tool option documentation

Sebastian Schuberth
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