Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schinde...@gmx.de> writes: > The feature in question is also highly unlikely to be used as much by > non-Windows users as by Windows users due to the unfortunate choice of the > default setting for core.autocrlf.
My vague recollection from some years ago was that even among those who were active in msysGit development there were people who advocated for straight-thru and others who wanted core.autocrlf as the default, but I do not know the current state of the affairs. In any case, in the ideal future, I would imagine that we would want to have "cat-file blob" to enable "--filters" by default; that would make cat-file and hash-objects a pair of symmetric operations. That certainly will not happen within 2.x timeframe, and the new "cat-file --filter" feature can appear in 2.11 at the earliest, but I think by that time (or with a few more cycles) we may have a handful other improvements that are backward incompatible lined up to urge us to think about bumping the version number to 3.0. I recall writing "Will keep in next to see if anybody screams" a few times already, and they are all good excuses to invite a version bump. To prepare for that future, we would probably want to start updating in-tree scripts (including the tests) so that they call "cat-file --no-filter blob" whereever they currently say "cat-file blob" in or soon after 2.11. Of course, if some of them currently pipe "cat-file blob" output to munge it to produce what --filters would have done (I didn't check), we would want to rewrite them to use the new feature "cat-file --filter blob" when we do so. In short, there won't be any "cat-file blob" call that does not have either --filters or --no-filters, except the ones we write specifically to check the updated default behaviour when that happens. Would that sound like a good longer-term plan? -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html