On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 10:05 PM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
>>> "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?

To me the message's value is the pointer to -uno that not many people
know about. And I don't want it to be too verbose as there'll be false
positives (cold cache, busy disks, low memory..), 2-3 lines should be
max. So indirections are not a concern. You want to speed up, you need
to pay some time. Anyway how do you put it to suggest -uno in
git-status with all the implications?
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