On Sat, Aug 20, 2016 at 08:14:25PM +0100, Philip Oakley wrote:
> From: "Zenaan Harkness" <z...@freedbms.net>
> > Please CC me :)
> > or perhaps something like:
> > "does not unstage a file, it actually stages the removal of the
> > file(s) from the repo (assuming it was already committed before) but
> > leaves the file in your working tree (leaving you with an untracked
> > file)"
> The easiest way is to simply swap around the two sentences so that the
> positive action is listed first - this better matches people's typical
> cognition. Human Error (by Reason) tells us to Never state warnings and
> caveats after the instruction, and preferably be positive.
> Working tree files, whether modified or not, will be retained unchanged.
> The option will remove paths from the index (only) to unstage them from
> future commits."
That's much better. +1. Thanks.
> >The git "stage" is a primary concept, and a primary noun (one reason
> >many of us have come to appreciate git), and git's cmd line options and
> >help docs ought reflect this.
>  https://www.amazon.com/Human-Error-James-Reason/dp/0521314194
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