On Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 02:45:11PM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> See http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/3903/focus=4126
> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com>

Don't you often complain about submitters referencing a discussion
in a commit message without providing some context or summary?

> + - There are two schools of thought when it comes to comparison,
> +   especially inside a loop. Some people prefer to have less stable
> +   value on the left hand side and more stable value on the right hand
> +   side, e.g. if you have a loop that counts variable i down to the
> +   lower bound,

Grammar: /(less|more) stable/the &/

> +   Both are valid, and we use both, even though we tend to see the
> +   former the more preferable, the more "stable" the more stable side
> +   becomes (comparison with a constant, "i > 0", is an extreme
> +   example).  Just do not mix styles in the same part of the code.
> +

I had trouble parsing the first sentence. Maybe:

  Both are valid, and we use both. However, the more "stable" the stable
  side becomes, the more we tend to prefer the former (comparison with a

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