[PATCH] rebase docs: fix incorrect format of the section Behavioral Differences
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From
Johannes Sixt
Date
2018-12-03 17:34:49 UTC
The text body of section Behavioral Differences is typeset as code,
but should be regular text. Remove the indentation to achieve that.

While here, prettify the language:

- use "the x backend" instead of "x-based rebase";
- use present tense instead of future tense;

and use subsections instead of a list.

Signed-off-by: Johannes Sixt <j6t@kdbg.org>
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Cf. https://git-scm.com/docs/git-rebase#_behavioral_differences

I actually did not test the result, because I don't have the
infrastructure.

The sentence "The am backend sometimes does not" is not very useful,
but is not my fault ;) It would be great if it could be made more
specific, but I do not know the details.

 Documentation/git-rebase.txt | 30 +++++++++++++++++-------------
 1 file changed, 17 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-rebase.txt b/Documentation/git-rebase.txt
index 80793bad8d..dff17b3178 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-rebase.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-rebase.txt
@@ -550,24 +550,28 @@ Other incompatible flag pairs:
 BEHAVIORAL DIFFERENCES
 -----------------------
 
- * empty commits:
+There are some subtle differences how the backends behave.
 
-    am-based rebase will drop any "empty" commits, whether the
-    commit started empty (had no changes relative to its parent to
-    start with) or ended empty (all changes were already applied
-    upstream in other commits).
+Empty commits
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+The am backend drops any "empty" commits, regardless of whether the
+commit started empty (had no changes relative to its parent to
+start with) or ended empty (all changes were already applied
+upstream in other commits).
 
-    merge-based rebase does the same.
+The merge backend does the same.
 
-    interactive-based rebase will by default drop commits that
-    started empty and halt if it hits a commit that ended up empty.
-    The `--keep-empty` option exists for interactive rebases to allow
-    it to keep commits that started empty.
+The interactive backend drops commits by default that
+started empty and halts if it hits a commit that ended up empty.
+The `--keep-empty` option exists for the interactive backend to allow
+it to keep commits that started empty.
 
-  * directory rename detection:
+Directory rename detection
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
-    merge-based and interactive-based rebases work fine with
-    directory rename detection.  am-based rebases sometimes do not.
+The merge and interactive backends work fine with
+directory rename detection.  The am backend sometimes does not.
 
 include::merge-strategies.txt[]
 
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