On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 02:23:56PM -0700, Sverre Rabbelier wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 2:16 PM, Jeff King <p...@peff.net> wrote:
> > When we try to read from a remote-helper and get EOF or an
> > error, we print a message indicating that the helper died.
> > However, users may not know that a remote helper was in use
> > (e.g., when using git-over-http), or even what a remote
> > helper is.
> > Let's print the name of the helper (e.g., "git-remote-https");
> > this makes it more obvious what the program is for, and
> > provides a useful token for reporting bugs or searching for
> > more information (e.g., in manpages).
> > Signed-off-by: Jeff King <p...@peff.net>
> Better than nothing:
> Acked-by: Sverre Rabbelier <srabbel...@gmail.com>
Now that's the kind of whole-hearted endorsement I strive for. :)
If you have better wording, I'm open to it. I do note that we don't
actually have a manpage for "git-remote-https", though we do for others.
Probably "man git-remote-helpers" is the most sensible thing to point
the user to. But I don't even think this is worthy of a big advice
message. It's a bug in the helper, it shouldn't really happen, and
giving the user a token they can use to report or google for the error
is probably good enough.
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