[PATCH STABLE] mergetools: vimdiff issue a warning explaining how to abort

Pierre-Yves David pierre-yves.david at ens-lyon.org
Fri Feb 15 16:51:34 CST 2013

On 15 févr. 2013, at 22:13, Kevin Bullock wrote:

> On 15 Feb 2013, at 3:12 PM, Kevin Bullock wrote:
>> On 15 Feb 2013, at 2:08 PM, Matt Mackall wrote:
>>> On Fri, 2013-02-15 at 13:21 +0100, Benoit Boissinot wrote:
>>>> Looks good.
>>>>> -vimdiff.args=$local $other $base
>>>>> +vimdiff.args=$local $other $base -c 'echohl WarningMsg | echo "merge
>>>>> conflict detected, type \":cq\" to abort" | echohl'
>>> Actually, it's not so good. I get an otherwise blank screen that says:
>>> "smem" 676L, 20653C
>>> merge conflict detected, type ":cg" to abort
>>> Press ENTER or type command to continue
>>> If I were an everyday vimdiff user[1], I would be pissed off by this
>>> change in very short order. Especially if I were resolving 10 conflicts
>>> in a row.
>>> And if I were a NON-vimdiff user, I'd still have just about no idea what
>>> just happened or how to avoid it in the future.
>> Just crewed this (after having queued the patch before seeing Matt's response):
> Oh, and I crewed them on default -- this isn't stable-appropriate.

I've seen multiple data lose from editor misusage.

We should probably reconsider that for stable.

(on a related topic, having the patch on stable will help me to harass the Debian maintainer until the config is patched for wheezy)

Pierre-Yves David

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