On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 8:23 PM, Jeff King <p...@peff.net> wrote:

>   2. If you're in a subdirectory of a repository, then we
>      still try to read ".git/config", but it generally
>      doesn't exist. So "diff --no-index" there does not
>      respect repo config.

So IIUC your cover letter even this /used/ to work but
broke only recently? So I feel like the message is a bit
misleading (i.e. you argue for a change in behavior instead of
calling it a bug fix for a regression. I think a bug fix for a regression
is harder to revert as compared to a "new" behavior)

I agree on the code, though.

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