On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 9:54 AM, Jonathan Nieder <jrnie...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Felipe Contreras wrote:
>> On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 12:23 AM, Jonathan Nieder <jrnie...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Felipe Contreras wrote:
>>>> On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 6:43 PM, Jonathan Nieder <jrnie...@gmail.com>
>>>>> A bigger problem (in my opinion) with allowing arbitrary changes to
>>>>> the meaning of existing commands is that scripts, whether placed in
>>>>> .sh files or given as commands to run over IRC, stop working
>>>>> altogether. It's nice to have commands like "git log" and "git am"
>>>>> mean the same thing no matter what machine I am on.
>>>> Except that's not true:
>>> It's not true that my opinion is that a bigger problem than the
>>> non-problem Ram mentioned with allowing arbitrary changes to the
>>> meaning of existing commands is that scripts stop working reliably?
>> It's not true what you said:
>> commands like "git log" and "git am" mean the same thing no matter
>> what machine I am on.
> It's not true that it's nice when they do?
Yeah, it's nice that the sun is purple. Never-mind the fact that it's not true.
The consistency you experience across machines has absolutely nothing
to do with Git, since Git can be configured in a way you don't
So this argument is invalid. Any proposed change to make Git more
configurable is not affected by this argument, because Git can
*already* be configured in a way that would break your experience, yet
it doesn't happen.
In other words; it's the policy or your machine users you have to
thank for, not Git's code, and changing Git's code is not going to
change that policy.
Either way this is a straw man, again, nobody is pushing to allow
builtins to be overridable.
The topic is default *aliases*.
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