On Monday 2012-09-24 14:57, Michael J Gruber wrote:

>Currently, all paths in the config file are subject to tilde expansion
>for user paths while the argument to --git-dir is not expanded, and
>neither are paths in the environment such as GIT_DIR. From the user
>perspective, though, the two commands
>GIT_DIR=~user/foo git command
>git --git-dir=~user/foo command
>currently behave differently because in the first case the shell would
>perform tilde expansion, but not in the second.

If git uses a standardized option logic (getopt-like) which accepts
both '=' and (new argument) for long options, you could easily do

        git --git-dir ~user/foo command
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