On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 11:48 AM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:

> Which means that the approach taken by the patch to only allow
> exclusion of negative ones makes the idea only 50% useful compared
> to its potential.  And I suspect that "we can start from 50% which
> is better than 0% and later fill the other 50%" would not work in
> this case, without ripping out the "SKIP on object" approach and
> redoing the "--except" support from scratch, because "SKIP on
> object" fundamentally cannot undo the effects of the negative ones,
> because it records the information at a wrong level.

I think it is not 50%, it is 98%. I think one or two persons might use
this secondary feature if ever, and I think waiting for that
implementation will delay the feature that 98% of people would use,
and maybe block it entirely.

Felipe Contreras
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