Sebastian Schuberth <> writes:

> On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 11:16 PM, Junio C Hamano <> 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?

I do not care very deeply either way.  I am more interested in
seeing --tool-list options supported by both so that we can get rid
of hardcoded list from the completion script.

> 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
> only?

While I do not think having one would hurt that much, I do not think
a separate entry would add much value either, so I chose not to
clutter the documentation further.  The "--tool=<tool>" entry is
enough hint to draw eyes of readers who want to find out what kind
of backends are supported, and --tool-help is mentioned there quite
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