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Re: [PATCH v3 1/2] range-diff doc: add a section about output stability




On Wednesday, November 7, 2018 5:22:01 AM MST Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:
> +OUTPUT STABILITY
> +----------------
> +
> +The output of the `range-diff` command is subject to change. It is
> +intended to be human-readable porcelain output, not something that can
> +be used across versions of Git to get a textually stable `range-diff`
> +(as opposed to something like the `--stable` option to
> +linkgit:git-patch-id[1]). There's also no equivalent of
> +linkgit:git-apply[1] for `range-diff`, the output is not intended to
> +be machine-readable.
> +
> +This is particularly true when passing in diff options. Currently some
> +options like `--stat` can as an emergent effect produce output that's

"`--stat` can as an emergent": I read that for times to decided it was correct 
grammar.   Should it be reworded to read better?   Just a nit.

> +quite useless in the context of `range-diff`. Future versions of
> +`range-diff` may learn to interpret such options in a manner specifc
> +to `range-diff` (e.g. for `--stat` summarizing how the diffstat
> +changed).