On Thu, Oct 04, 2012 at 09:46:42AM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> Jeff King <p...@peff.net> writes:
> 
> > Hmm. So I think this is a nice feature for some people, but I wonder if
> > we would run into any plumbing compatibility issues. People do tend to
> > use "log" as plumbing (since rev-list is not as capable). On the other
> > hand, I'd think most internal uses of "log --grep" would be passing
> > something along from the user, and the user would be happy to have it
> > interpreted by their chosen set of rules.
> 
> This does make "rev-list --grep" aware of the configuration but at
> the same time --basic-regexp and friends are also available to it.

Does it? I thought the patch only tweaked git_log_config. Am I
misreading?

Having --basic-regexp is a nice escape hatch, but it would be a
regression for older scripts which were written before --basic-regexp
existed (or was necessary).

-Peff
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