Duy Nguyen <pclo...@gmail.com> writes:

> On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 10:21 PM, Torsten Bögershausen <tbo...@web.de> wrote:
>>> +     statusUno::
>>> +             If collecting untracked files in linkgit:git-status[1]
>>> +             takes more than 2 seconds, hint the user that the option
>>> +             `-uno` could be used to stop collecting untracked files.
>> Thanks, I like the idea
>> could we make a "de-Luxe" version where
>> statusUno is an integer, counting in milliseconds?
> No problem.

A huge problem, as it breaks consistency and more importantly, the
suggestion misses the entire point of what "advice.*" variables are.

"advise.*" variables are bools that indicate "Have I learned this
somewhat tricky feature and/or characteristics of Git yet or do I
still need a reminder?"  There is no room for "I still need a
reminder if it takes more than N seconds".  You either already have
got it, or you haven't.

>> "to speed up by stopping displaying untracked files" does not look
>> like giving a balanced suggestion.  It is increasing the risk of
>> forgetting about newly created files the user may want to add, but
>> the risk is not properly warned.
> How about "It took X ms to collect untracked files.\nCheck out the
> option -u for a potential speedup"? I deliberately hide "no" so that
> the user cannot blindly type and run it without reading document
> first. We can give full explanation and warning there in the document.

But it makes the advise much less useful to introduce more levels of
indirections, no?
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