> From: Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> > It was unclear to me which part of our documentation needs updating > and how, and that was (and still is) what I was primarily interested > in finding out.
It seems to me that what is missing is a description of the circumstances under which Git can be run. With Subversion (the only other source control system I know in detail), the working tree that is operated on is at and below the cwd, and the working tree always points to the repository. (A subdirectory of a working tree is also a valid working tree.) With Git, it seems that the basic usage is that Git searches upward from the cwd to find the top of the work tree, which is distinguished by having a .git subdirectory. The rules when the worktree is detached are more complicated, and don't seem to be written in any single place. Dale -- 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