> It is not difficult. The discussion on this list is usually done
> via patches, and without one, constant talking is buried in other
> noise and often go unnoticed.
Could you accept for very small changes also the simple indication of
the change itself instead of a patch?
> There is however an issue about documentation consistency. Do we
> use elsewhere ( A | B | C ... ) to denote "You must write one (and
> only one) among A, B, C, ..." consistently in the documentation?
There is no standard for it. Posix provides a standard for commands:
but does not mention (normal) parentheses to indicate choice.
There is one applicable standard for this, though, the ISO 14977:
which gives parentheses "()" the meaning of grouping (and then with "|"
inside them, the meaning of choice).
Parentheses are used in:
- git branch
- git commit
- git reset
- git remote
- git submodule
- git bisect
- git grep
- git am
- git apply
- git format-patch
- git cat-file
- git commit-tree
- git rev-list
- git update-index
I did not find in the documentation an explanation of the use of
to me they seem to have been used consistently.
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