On Sat, Aug 31, 2013 at 12:46 AM, René Scharfe <l....@web.de> wrote: > Am 29.08.2013 22:36, schrieb Felipe Contreras: >> >> On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 3:03 PM, René Scharfe <l....@web.de> wrote: >>> >>> If you have a --work-tree option then parseopt accepts --work as well, >>> unless it's ambiguous, i.e. another option starts with --work, too. So >>> you >>> can have a descriptive, extra-long option and type just a few characters >>> at >>> the same time. >> >> >> Right, but what do we use in the documentation? Writing --work-tree in >> the 'git reset' table for example would be rather ugly. I'm fine with >> --work-tree, but I think it would be weird to have short-hands in the >> documentation, although not entirely bad. > > > I don't see what's so ugly about it. > > The git command itself has a --work-tree parameter for specifying the > location of the checked-out files, however. It could be confusing to have > the same parameter do different things: > > $ git reset --work-tree=/some/where reset --work-tree > > Perhaps a note in the documentation is enough to clear this up.
I agree that this is confusing for people not deeply versed in Git jargon. We also know that no one reads documentation. Maybe a better word can be found? How about "git reset --files"? -- David -- 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