On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 12:45:27PM -0500, Felipe Contreras wrote:

> When I say literally everbody agreed to move away from the name "index" 
> (except
> Junio and another guy) I mean it. I even composed a list:
> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/233469
> Jeff King, Jonathan Nieder, Matthieu Moy, they all agreed.

With reference to my name, your email says:

  Jeff King:
  "staging area" makes perfect sense

But here's that statement in context[1]:

  So the term "staging area" makes perfect sense to me; it is where we
  collect changes to make a commit. I am willing to accept that does not
  to others (native English speakers or no), and that we may need to
  come up with a better term. But I think just calling it "the stage" is
  even worse; it loses the concept that it is a place for collecting and

In other words, I was saying that the term makes sense to me, and
primarily comparing favorably to a worse proposal. I am not commenting
at all on a plan to change names, which is what you are claiming above.

I do think the term "staging area" is fine, but picking a term is only
step one of a plan. The rest is deciding how to make the change, and
whether it is worth it. I remain undecided on the latter bits. Please
don't quote me out of context in a way that implies that I am decided.


[1] http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/168012
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