Michael J Gruber <g...@drmicha.warpmail.net> writes:

> But that argument applies to config files in exactly the same way as it
> applies to command line arguments. Git is the only one reading them. So
> why not leave it up to Git to decide about expansion?

Command line arguments are first processed by the shell, handling
expansions like $HOME.  It is part of the Unix philosophy that expansion
of command lines is left to the shell.

> On the other hand: If Git expanding arguments is surprising, why is it
> unsurprising if Git expands config values?

The config file is not processed by the shell.


Andreas Schwab, sch...@linux-m68k.org
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