Re: [ANNOUNCE] Git v2.11.0-rc0

From: Patrick Steinhardt
Date: Tue Nov 01 2016 - 05:07:42 EST

Hi Junio,

On Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 02:49:42PM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> * In some projects, it is common to use "[RFC PATCH]" as the subject
> prefix for a patch meant for discussion rather than application. A
> new option "--rfc" was a short-hand for "--subject-prefix=RFC PATCH"
> to help the participants of such projects.

This should probably be 'A new option "--rfc" was introduced as a
short-hand forâ' or similar.

> * When given an abbreviated object name that is not (or more
> realistically, "no longer") unique, we gave a fatal error
> "ambiguous argument". This error is now accompanied by hints that
> lists the objects that begins with the given prefix. During the
> course of development of this new feature, numerous minor bugs were
> uncovered and corrected, the most notable one of which is that we
> gave "short SHA1 xxxx is ambiguous." twice without good reason.

I think "This error is now accompanied by a hint that lists the
objects beginning with the given prefix." would be grammatically
more correct.

> * "git diff -W" output needs to extend the context backward to
> include the header line of the current function and also forward to
> include the body of the entire current function up to the header
> line of the next one. This process may have to merge to adjacent
> hunks, but the code forgot to do so in some cases.

This should probably be "_two_ adjacent hunks".

> * In a worktree connected to a repository elsewhere, created via "git
> worktree", "git checkout" attempts to protect users from confusion
> by refusing to check out a branch that is already checked out in
> another worktree. However, this also prevented checking out a
> branch, which is designated as the primary branch of a bare
> reopsitory, in a worktree that is connected to the bare
> repository. The check has been corrected to allow it.

There's a typo here in "reopsitory".

Patrick Steinhardt

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