On Sun, Oct 07, 2012 at 01:51:21PM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> Jeff King <p...@peff.net> writes:
> > Yes. The more we talk about it, the more turned off I am by the idea.
> > Above I posed my questions as "what _should_ we do when...". And I still
> > think we _should_ default to --only with interactive, if we can find
> > sane semantics. But until we can find them, it obviously does not make
> > sense to enable it, and the whole discussion is stalled. And we must
> > come up with an interim solution that is the least bad.
> >
> > Which is obviously one of:
> >
> >   1. Keep defaulting to "--include", as that is what we have been doing.
> >
> >   2. Forbid the cases where it would matter (i.e., when the index and
> >      HEAD differ).
> >
> > The former is more convenient, but the latter is safer against
> > future breakage. I'm OK either way, but option (1) clearly needs a
> > documentation update.
> Yeah, I agree with the reasoning.  This is an unessential feature
> that is with the problem for a long time, so let's go the route #1
> first before we do anything else.

OK. I think Conrad's patch takes us most of the way there. I had a few
minor comments, but I think another round should do it. Conrad?

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