On Fri, Aug 12, 2016 at 9:25 AM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 12, 2016 at 9:15 AM, Joseph Musser <m...@jnm2.com> wrote:
>> Oh, I'm embarrassed. The typo was mine, I must have typed `git stack
>> --help`. I would have expected a syntax error message or "did you
>> mean" suggestions; it didn't even enter my mind that it would look up
>> whatever I typed before --help and assume it existed on disk.
> I actually think you found an interesting (albeit minor) bug.
> I think whenever "git" sees any word followed by "--help" and nothing else,
> it blindly turns it into "git help" followed by that word. I think it
> is reasonable
> to expect that "git foo --help" responds with "foo: no such subcommand",
> instead of "No manual entry for gitfoo".
> It may not be too hard to arrange; this might be another low-hanging
> fruit if somebody wants to try a patch ;-)

What about extension subcommands that aren't core? Wouldn't we prefer
if it still tried to find help for those also? Just a thought to add
to this.

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