On Mon, 22 Aug 2016, Torsten Bögershausen wrote:
> On 19.08.16 17:00, Johannes Schindelin wrote:
> > On Fri, 19 Aug 2016, Torsten Bögershausen wrote:
> >> On Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 02:46:17PM +0200, Johannes Schindelin wrote:
> >>> +--filters::
> >>> + Show the content as transformed by the filters configured in
> >> Minor comment:
> >> s/transformed/converted/ ?
> > Sure.
> >> Does it make sense to be more specific here:
> >> The order of conversion is
> >> - ident
> >> - CRLF
> >> - smudge
> > I do not think it makes sense to complexify the documentation in that
> > manner. The filters should always be applied in the same order, methinks,
> > and it would only clutter the man page to repeat that order here.
> Can we can shorten the description and have something like this:
> + Show the content converted by the filters configured in
> + the current working tree for the given <path>.
> + <object> has to be of the form <tree-ish>:<path> or :<path>.
I do not want it shortened *that* much. I, for one, would be confused
reading about filters, as there are so many of them. So while I do not
want cat-file's man page to include an extensive description how filters
work, I do want it to have an indication which filters this option is