Johannes Schindelin <> writes:

>> I think I saw some code to ensure "when giving this option you need
>> that option in effect, too"; they should be tested here, too, no?
> No, I would rather not test for that. These conditionals are purely for
> any user's convenience, in case they specify an option that has no effect.
> They are absolutely not essential for the function introduced in this
> patch series.

I didn't say "you would want to test these, no?", did I?

I do not want to see bugreports that say "I wanted to use this new
feature and by mistake gave only --path without giving --filter; Git
should have complained.  I found a bug, hooray!" when somebody in
the future refactors the command line option parsing and breaks the
check you already have.

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