Krzysztof Mazur wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 10:55:07PM -0500, Felipe Contreras wrote:
> > John Szakmeister wrote:
> > > 
> > > I like the idea that we could kick git into a mode that applies the
> > > behaviors we're talking about having in 2.0, but I'm concerned about
> > > one aspect of it.  Not having these behaviors until 2.0 hits means
> > > we're free to renege on our decisions in favor of something better, or
> > > to pull out a bad idea.  But once we insert this knob, I don't know
> > > that we have the same ability.  Once people realize it's there and
> > > start using it, it gets harder to back out.  I guess we could maintain
> > > the stance that "the features are not concrete yet," or something like
> > > that, but I think people would still get upset if something changes
> > > out from under them.
> > 
> > We cannot change the behavior of push.default = simple already, so at least
> > that option is not in question.
> If we add core.addremove=true the same applies to it - we cannot remove
> it later, the only we can do is to disable it by default in future
> versions after testing (core.addremove=true or core.mode=next).

That is true, but adding core.addremove = true would probably imply there's the
option of adding core.addremove = false.

> > > So, at the end of the day, I'm just not sure it's worthwhile to have.
> > 
> > This is exactly what happened on 1.6; nobody really tested the 'git foo'
> > behavior, so we just switched from one version to the next. If you are not
> > familiar with the outcome; it wasn't good.
> BTW, I'm still using pre-1.6 git-foo, I have /usr/libexec/git-core
> in my PATH. So I would like to always have an option to disable some
> new incompatible "improvements".

That's what core.addremove = false would do, wouldn't it?

> > So I say we shouldn't just provide warnings, but also have an option to 
> > allow
> > users (probably a minority) to start testing this.
> > 
> and an option to keep the old behavior, like we did with push.default.


Felipe Contreras
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