Matthieu Moy <matthieu....@grenoble-inp.fr> writes: > Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy <pclo...@gmail.com> writes: > >> On Fri, Oct 05, 2012 at 01:03:28PM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote: >> >>> OK, the messages are supposed to advise how to turn them off, so we >>> would want some code updates in that case. >> >> Something like this? It turns out none of the advice messages says >> anything about advice.*. > > Personally, I'm fine with the current situation. Advanced users can read > the documentation, and for others, the messages are usually more helpful > than annoying.
OK, you convinced me. > I disagree. Having advices turned on doesn't harm anyone. I don't > remember anyone complaining about the verbosity of Git's advices. I've > seen *many* more people complaining about the user-unfriendliness of > Git. > > I'm fine with very verbose (and scary) messages when the user did > something wrong (for example, the advice.implicitIdentity is something > you should never see if you configured Git properly before commiting). > But the user should not feel blamed for using the default configuration > of advice messages. The tripple repetition in "git status" shown above > really sounds like "hey, dumb user, why did you not set > advice.statusHints already", and is doubly scary for newbies, because > they are not told how to set the variable, nor what a config variable is > to Git. Let's let the list of advice.* messages in Documentation/config.txt do their job. Nguyen, thanks for taking a look. I do agree the extra "here is how to rob helpful hints from yourself before you learn them" seems to do more harm than good. -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html