On 12.12.2012, at 23:14, Felipe Contreras wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 5:03 PM, Max Horn <m...@quendi.de> wrote:
>> index 5ce4cda..9a7e583 100644
>> --- a/Documentation/git-remote-helpers.txt
>> +++ b/Documentation/git-remote-helpers.txt
>> @@ -35,6 +35,37 @@ transport protocols, such as 'git-remote-http', 
>> 'git-remote-https',
>> 'git-remote-ftp' and 'git-remote-ftps'. They implement the capabilities
>> 'fetch', 'option', and 'push'.
>> +----------
>> +
>> +Remote helper programs are invoked with one or (optionally) two
>> +arguments. The first argument specifies a remote repository as in git;
>> +it is either the name of a configured remote or a URL. The second
>> +argument specifies a URL; it is usually of the form
>> +'<transport>://<address>', but any arbitrary string is possible.
>> +The 'GIT_DIR' environment variable is set up for the remote helper
>> +and can be used to determine where to store additional data or from
>> +which directory to invoke auxiliary git commands.
>> +
>> +When git encounters a URL of the form '<transport>://<address>', where
>> +'<transport>' is a protocol that it cannot handle natively, it
>> +automatically invokes 'git remote-<transport>' with the full URL as
>> +the second argument. If such a URL is encountered directly on the
>> +command line, the first argument is the same as the second, and if it
>> +is encountered in a configured remote, the first argument is the name
>> +of that remote.
> Maybe it's worth mentioning that if the alias of the remote is not
> specified, the URL is used instead.

Worth a thought yeah -- but beyond the scope of this patch: I merely moved this 
text around, but did not touch it otherwise.

>> +A URL of the form '<transport>::<address>' explicitly instructs git to
>> +invoke 'git remote-<transport>' with '<address>' as the second
>> +argument. If such a URL is encountered directly on the command line,
>> +the first argument is '<address>', and if it is encountered in a
>> +configured remote, the first argument is the name of that remote.
>> +
>> +Additionally, when a configured remote has 'remote.<name>.vcs' set to
>> +'<transport>', git explicitly invokes 'git remote-<transport>' with
>> +'<name>' as the first argument. If set, the second argument is
>> +'remote.<name>.url'; otherwise, the second argument is omitted.
> I find all this text a bit confusing. First argument, second argument,
> etc. Personally, I would describe everything in the terms of alias
> (1st arg), and URL (2nd arg).

Yeah, I also thought about that, but as above, deliberately did not touch it 
here, but only moved it around. I'll be happy to revisit this on a future date, 

Thanks for the feedback,
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