We can invoke no-index mode in two ways: by an explicit
request from the user, or implicitly by noticing that we
have two paths, and at least one is outside the repository.

If the user already told us --no-index, there is no need for
us to do the implicit test at all.  However, we currently
do, and downgrade our "explicit" to DIFF_NO_INDEX_IMPLICIT.

This doesn't have any user-visible behavior, though it's not
immediately obvious why. We only trigger the implicit check
when we have exactly two non-option arguments. And the only
code that cares about implicit versus explicit is an error
message that we show when we _don't_ have two non-option
arguments.

However, it's worth fixing anyway. Besides being slightly
more efficient, it makes the code easier to follow, which
will help when we modify it in future patches.

Signed-off-by: Jeff King <p...@peff.net>
---
 builtin/diff.c | 25 +++++++++++++------------
 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)

diff --git a/builtin/diff.c b/builtin/diff.c
index b7a9405..a31643c 100644
--- a/builtin/diff.c
+++ b/builtin/diff.c
@@ -301,20 +301,21 @@ int cmd_diff(int argc, const char **argv, const char 
*prefix)
                        break;
        }
 
-       if (!no_index)
+       if (!no_index) {
                prefix = setup_git_directory_gently(&nongit);
 
-       /*
-        * Treat git diff with at least one path outside of the
-        * repo the same as if the command would have been executed
-        * outside of a git repository.  In this case it behaves
-        * the same way as "git diff --no-index <a> <b>", which acts
-        * as a colourful "diff" replacement.
-        */
-       if (nongit || ((argc == i + 2) &&
-                      (!path_inside_repo(prefix, argv[i]) ||
-                       !path_inside_repo(prefix, argv[i + 1]))))
-               no_index = DIFF_NO_INDEX_IMPLICIT;
+               /*
+                * Treat git diff with at least one path outside of the
+                * repo the same as if the command would have been executed
+                * outside of a git repository.  In this case it behaves
+                * the same way as "git diff --no-index <a> <b>", which acts
+                * as a colourful "diff" replacement.
+                */
+               if (nongit || ((argc == i + 2) &&
+                              (!path_inside_repo(prefix, argv[i]) ||
+                               !path_inside_repo(prefix, argv[i + 1]))))
+                       no_index = DIFF_NO_INDEX_IMPLICIT;
+       }
 
        if (!no_index)
                gitmodules_config();
-- 
2.10.0.230.g6f8d04b

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