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Re: git help clone: questions

I wrote this, because when it is written about 'reference repository', I
consider it not totally clear, which repository is meant, as the option
'--reference <repository>' only names one as <repository>.
For reasons of clearness, I now propose writing "reference repository


Am 06.03.2018 um 02:36 schrieb Junio C Hamano:
> kalle <kalle@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> -In the explanation of the option --reference: shouldn't there be
>> written '<repository>' instead of  'reference repository'?
> "Shouldn't X be Y?" is not an effective way to communicate; it
> solicits a "no, the current one is fine." without any explanation.
> If you think X should be Y for some reason, please say "I think X
> should be Y BECAUSE Z" instead.  Without stating why you think
> differently from what those who wrote the current text, it is hard
> for people to respond either with "Yeah, you're right---I agree
> with Z" or with "No, Z does not hold because..."