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Re: is it "git gc --prune=now" or "git gc --prune=all"?

On Wed, 6 Mar 2019, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> Jeff King <peff@xxxxxxxx> writes:
> > ... I do think the documentation should recommend "now". Possibly
> > builtin/gc.c should be smarter about recognizing "all" in the
> > conditional you quoted, too, though I don't know that it's all
> > that important (especially if we tweak the documentation).
> Yup, as the placeholder for the value is labeled as "<date>", "now"
> would be the one we should be encouraging.

  i can submit an obviously trivial patch for that -- i can see in
date.c the equally valid alternatives:

    int parse_expiry_date(const char *date, timestamp_t *timestamp)
        int errors = 0;

        if (!strcmp(date, "never") || !strcmp(date, "false"))
                *timestamp = 0;
        else if (!strcmp(date, "all") || !strcmp(date, "now"))
        ... snip ...

  is the preference to simply list both alternatives, or to
*encourage* the more intuitive "now" and "never" values while politely
deprecating the others? the impression i get is the latter.



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