On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 6:03 PM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:

>> I still agree that not listing all mergetools in multiple places is a
>> good thing. But doing the whole stuff of extending --tool-help for
>> git-mergetool and git-difftool to return a simple list that can be
>> used in git-completion.bash etc. IMHO is a separate topic and out of
>> scope of this patch.
> Exactly.  If you know that is the long term direction, I would have
> preferred you _not_ to touch any existing descriptions of the tools
> (not even changing them to refer to "--tool-help") in this patch, in
> order to avoid unnecessary conflicts with the topic of unifying the
> list of tool backends, which can be written and cooked separately.

To the the best of my knowledge there currently no such topic
underway, and even if it was, it would be unclear how long it would
take for integration. If I was not touching the existing descriptions
of the tools, and a Git version was to be released after accepting my
patch but before the --tool-help topic is merged, that would leave the
documentation in a wrong state. I was just trying to be consistent by
also touching the descriptions, which IMHO is the correct thing to do
in the short term, as you yourself say the topic to make use of
--tool-help is a long term goal.

Sebastian Schuberth
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