Jeff King wrote:
> 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:
> 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.
I specifically said everybody agreed to "move away from the name 'index'", I
didn't say everybody agreed on the "staged area" although the vast majority
did, and I didn't say anybody agreed on my patches, although some did.
I think I was clear.
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