Johannes Schindelin venit, vidit, dixit 23.08.2016 15:54:
> Hi Duy,
> On Mon, 22 Aug 2016, Duy Nguyen wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 3:37 PM, Johannes Schindelin
>> <> wrote:
>>> Hi Junio,
>>> On Wed, 17 Aug 2016, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>>>> Johannes Schindelin <> writes:
>>>>>> And then your "git cat-file" patch can be upstreamed with the option
>>>>>> renamed to (or with an additional synonym) "--filters", which would make
>>>>>> things consistent.
>>>>> Right. I would like to ask for a `--smudge` synonym nevertheless, just
>>>>> because I already use this. On the other hand, it is early enough to tell
>>>>> everybody who knows about this feature to change their invocation (anybody
>>>>> who would know about `--smudge` would be in that 1% of users that have
>>>>> read the release notes, so most likely would read the next release notes,
>>>>> too).
>>>> It is OK if it were your private edition, but you end up hurting
>>>> your users if you need to redo the feature differently.
>>> Unfortunately, this is the situation of Git for Windows from its
>>> beginning: there has not been a single time that Git for Windows could
>>> live with unpatched upstream Git's source code.
>>> Business as usual, though.
>> Bug fixes is one thing, features is completely different.
> Oh? Completely?
> So the core.hideDotFiles feature should have forced me to rename Git for
> Windows to, say, DschoGit on Windows?
> Let's just stop here. This is getting too silly.

I see more truth than silliness in Duy's suggestion. Maybe you want to
re-read what you wrote to trigger his response, and consider adjusting
your attitude ("I want this now so I'll release it in Git4Win") rather
than the downstream name.


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