> "Jonas Bang" <em...@jonasbang.dk> writes:
> >> >> ...  The default behaviour would cover their use case so your
> >> >> proposal would not hurt them, but I wonder if there are things you
> >> >> could do to help them as well, perhaps by allowing this new
> >> >> configuration to express something like "local changes in these
> >> >> paths are excempt from this new check".
> >> >
> >> > Yes, those people would probably use the default 'false' behavior
> >> > as it is already. If they however would like to use e.g. the 'true'
> >> > or 'include-untracked' setting as a configuration variable, then
> >> > they can use the command line option 'false' if they wish to do a
> >> > 'git checkout' even with modified files in the working tree.
> >>
> >> So in short, you are saying that "The added code necessary to
> >> implement this feature will not help them in any way, it is just that
> >> we will make sure it does not hurt them".
> >
> > I didn't realize they needed help.
> If so, then you could have just stated that way, instead of saying they
> an escape hatch ;-)
> It is perfectly fine to answer to "I wonder if there are things you could
> with "No, I am not going to help them with this series; I only make sure I
> not hurt them."  and that is perfectly fine, as long as:
>  - you do not directly hurt them with your series; and
>  - you do not make it harder for those who are interested in helping
>    them to build on top of your work in the future.
> > How and who to decide if this is a reasonable feature request to accept?
> As this project primarily works on "scratch your own itch" basis, somebody
> who (1) thinks that the proposed feature is worth having in our system and
> (2) is interested in working on it will pick it up.
> If nobody is interested, then usually nothing happens.

Thanks for your replies and your time.

I'll cross my fingers for someone other than me and my identified group of
users seeing the benefit of this feature request.


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