Matthieu Moy <> writes:

> Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy <> 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.
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