On 13-08-20 03:54 PM, Steven Rostedt wrote: > On Tue, 20 Aug 2013 12:45:03 -0700 > Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote: > >> Steven Rostedt <rost...@goodmis.org> writes: >> >>>> I do not think it is necessarily a good idea to assume that people >>>> who are learning "git apply" know how GNU patch works. >>> >>> Linus told me that "git apply" was basically a replacement for patch. >>> Why would you think it would not be a good idea to assume that people >>> would not be familiar with how GNU patch works? >> >> The audience of Git these days are far more widely spread than the >> kernel circle. I am not opposed to _helping_ those who happen to >> know "patch", but I was against a description that assumes readers >> know it, i.e. making it a requirement to know "patch" to understand >> "apply". > > Patch is used by much more than just the kernel folks ;-) I've been > using patch much longer than I've been doing kernel development. > > >> >>>> But I do agree that the description of -v, --verbose has a lot of >>>> room for improvement. >>>> >>>> Report progress to stderr. By default, only a message about the >>>> current patch being applied will be printed. This option will cause >>>> additional information to be reported. >>>> >>>> It is totally unclear what "additional information" is reported at >>>> all. >> >> In other words, your enhancement to the documentation could go like: >> >> ... By default, ... With this option, you will additionally >> see such and such and such in the output (this is similar to >> what "patch --dry-run" would give you). See the EXAMPLES >> section to get a feel of how it looks like. >> >> and I would not be opposed, as long as "such and such and such" are >> written in such a way that the reader does not have to have a prior >> experience with GNU patch in order to understand it. >> >> Clear? > > Looks good to me. Paul, what do you think?
Yep, I'll write something up tomorrow which loosely matches the above. Thanks, Paul. -- > > Thanks, > > -- Steve > -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html