On 10/10/2012 06:52 PM, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Michael Haggerty <mhag...@alum.mit.edu> writes:
>>> The last one teaches "git log" family to honor the "grep.*"
>>> configuration variables, e.g. "grep.patterntype", so that you can
>>> say "git -c grep.patterntype=perl log --grep='(?:pcre)'".
>> Maybe this has been discussed already, but it seems to me that adding a
>> persistent setting that affects how "git log --grep" interprets the
>> pattern argument could break some scripts that assume that the "old"
>> interpretation is always used.  Shouldn't this at least be documented as
>> a backwards incompatibility?
> If somebody scripts around "log" with hardcoded query "--grep=..."
> strings, they can force a particular variant from such a command
> line at the same time.  But as always, responsibility of doing so is
> on the person who writes such a script; "log" being a Porcelain, we
> value ease-of-use in interactive case more than cast-in-stone
> interface stability like we do for plumbing commands.
> And that is exactly why the series avoids changing the behaviour for
> the "rev-list" plumbing.

OK, you've convinced me.  Thanks.


Michael Haggerty
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