Jan Engelhardt venit, vidit, dixit 25.09.2012 07:33:
> 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

Of course, but wouldn't it be even more confusing if tilde expansion "is
done" for "--git-dir ~user/foo" but not "--git-dir=~user/foo"?

That confusion is all bash's "fault" since "is done" == "is done by
bash" (or not), but still.

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