Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> writes:

> Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> writes:
>>  * "git grep" learned to use a non-standard pattern type by default if
>>    a configuration variable tells it to.
> This addition makes
>     git grep -e "(integer|buffer)"
> work as expected, when grep.patternType is set to "extended".
> Should this
>     git log --grep="(integer|buffer)"
> also honor the same configuration variable?  If not, why not?
> One more thing.  Currently you can say
>     git log -E --grep="(integer|buffer)"
> to ask for the ERE.  Should we also support -P to ask for pcre?  If
> not, why not?

Answering to myself who has been in tying-loose-ends mode.

My answers to these questions are both yes, and I have a neatly
lined up series that begins with a small bugfix and then
enhancement, but I do not think these do not deserve to in the
upcoming release.  The topic came too late, and even the fix is
for a bug that has been with us for a long time.
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