On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 4:58 PM, Max Horn <m...@quendi.de> wrote:
> 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, though.

Oh, in that case it's fine, but I would have named it "move invocation
before input format", or something that has *move*, or *shuffle*.

Felipe Contreras
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