On Fri, Feb 01, 2013 at 10:52:52AM -0800, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> >   4. Replace the rename "gitfoo" above with a "see git-foo..." pointer.
> >      Users of "git help foo" would not ever see this, but people who
> >      have trained their fingers to type "man gitfoo" would, along with
> >      anybody following an outdated HTML link.
> >
> >   5. Update internal references to "linkgit:gitfoo" to point to
> >      "git-foo".
> >
> > Hmm. That really does not seem so bad. The biggest downside is the
> > people who have to see the redirect made in step 4.
> Yeah, I see that a show-stopper in the whole sequence.
> This is one of the "if we had perfect knowledge we would have
> designed it this way, and we could still migrate our current system
> to that ideal, but it is dubious the difference between the current
> system and the ideal will outweigh the cost of migration" moment,
> isn't it?

Yeah, perhaps. I did the patch series just to see what the effort would
be like. But at this point I am fine if we drop it (it sounded like
Jonathan was in favor of this direction, so maybe he wants to make a
final argument).

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