Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> writes:

> Johan Herland <jo...@herland.net> writes:
>> Obviously, I named it '%1' since it expands into the _first_ component
>> of the (slash-separated) shorthand.
> OK, I can buy something like
>       %*
>         refs/%*
>         refs/heads/%*
>         ...
>         refs/remotes/%*/HEAD
>         refs/remotes/%1/%2
>         refs/peers/%1/heads/%2
> that is, for a pattern that has %*, we feed the end-user string as a
> whole, and for a pattern that has %1 thru %N, we find an appropriate
> way to chop the end-user string into N pieces (e.g. nick/name would
> be split into %1 = nick, %2 = name, while foo/bar/baz might have two
> possibilities, <%1, %2> = <foo, bar/baz> or <foo/bar, baz>).  The
> earlier ones on the above list can even be written with their %*
> substituted with %1 if we go that route.

Just to make sure.

Please do not let "two possibilities" stop you.  As I said in the
nearby thread, I do not necessarily insist that we must try all N
possibilities.  "We find an appropriate way" could be just "we
always chop at the first slash, and %1 is what comes before it, %2
is what comes after it".

That will close the possibility for us to use %1 thru %N (N is
limited to 2), but it still is "We have %1 and we have %2, both fall
into the same 'path components, numbered from left to right'
category", and justifies the use of %1 ("one", not "el").

So still no objection to %1 from me.

> And that makes perfect sense, and is exactly the kind of "you plan
> to have %2 and %3 that falls into the same category as %1" I was
> asking you about in the message.
> So, no more objection to %1 from me, if that is the direction you
> are taking us.
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