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Re: [PATCH] doc: improve grammar in git-update-index




On 14/12/2018 21:25, Anthony Sottile wrote:
Signed-off-by: Anthony Sottile <asottile@xxxxxxxxx>
---
  Documentation/git-update-index.txt | 2 +-
  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-update-index.txt b/Documentation/git-update-index.txt
index 1c4d146a4..9c03ca167 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-update-index.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-update-index.txt
@@ -326,7 +326,7 @@ inefficient `lstat(2)`.  If your filesystem is one of them, you
  can set "assume unchanged" bit to paths you have not changed to
  cause Git not to do this check.  Note that setting this bit on a
  path does not mean Git will check the contents of the file to
-see if it has changed -- it makes Git to omit any checking and
+see if it has changed -- it means Git will skip any checking and
  assume it has *not* changed.  When you make changes to working
  tree files, you have to explicitly tell Git about it by dropping
  "assume unchanged" bit, either before or after you modify them.

Doesn't this also need the caveat that it is _a promise by the user_ that they will not change the file, such that Git doesn't need to keep checking, and that occasionally Git will check, or may perform unexpected actions if the user has the wrong mental model.

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Philip