> I think you are on the right track but the solution is not to shrug shoulders. > We should acknowledge there are serious problems with the interface, list > them, > and try to fix them. One example is `git add $tracked_file` being wrong, it > should be `git stage $tracked_file`.
I agree. The "stage area" is a very important concept in git, why not talk git commands that refers to it? Then we could add flags like --new-files or --deleted-files for better granularity than the current --all flag. > The real problem is that the core developers of Git don't acknowledge these > user-interface issues, according the them the interface doesn't require any > major changes. Which goes contrary to what most of the world believes. I think most people agree with these interfaces issues but it's a hard problem to solve, so they are reluctant to talk about it because they fear the can of worm. If someone came with a good solution most people would be willing to consider it. I think starting by documenting the issues is a good idea, maybe on a wiki, and start some draft of a proposed solution that would improve in an iterative process. Philippe -- 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