Jeff King <p...@peff.net> writes:
> When you try to commit with unmerged entries, you get an
> error like:
> $ git commit
> error: 'commit' is not possible because you have unmerged files.
> The quotes around "commit" are clunky; the user doesn't care
> that this message is a template with the command-name filled
> in. Saying:
> error: commit is not possible because you have unmerged files
> is easier to read. As this code is called from other places,
> we may also end up with:
> $ git merge
> error: merge is not possible because you have unmerged files
> $ git cherry-pick foo
> error: cherry-pick is not possible because you have unmerged files
> $ git revert foo
> error: revert is not possible because you have unmerged files
> All of which look better without the quotes. This also
> happens to match the behavior of "git pull", which generates
> a similar message (but does not share code, as it is a shell
> Signed-off-by: Jeff King <p...@peff.net>
> I realize this may just be a matter of taste, but I thought I'd put it
> forth as a possibility.
If the template were filled with 'git commit', 'git merge', etc.,
then the quotes around %s may make it clearer, but 'me' here is
designed to be a single subcommand name, so this change is good.
> I also considered switching the wording to:
> error: cannot commit because you have unmerged files
> which I find a little more natural.
Perhaps. As long as the subcommand name that can come here as 'me'
is always a verb, that would work (I didn't think about l10n, tho).
> advice.c | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/advice.c b/advice.c
> index ef24733..c50ebdf 100644
> --- a/advice.c
> +++ b/advice.c
> @@ -76,7 +76,7 @@ int git_default_advice_config(const char *var, const char
> int error_resolve_conflict(const char *me)
> - error("'%s' is not possible because you have unmerged files.", me);
> + error("%s is not possible because you have unmerged files.", me);
> if (advice_resolve_conflict)
> * Message used both when 'git commit' fails and when
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