Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:

> li...@haller-berlin.de (Stefan Haller) writes:
> > Thanks, this is interesting; I'm having trouble understanding the tests
> > though. Some of them use rebase -p -i, but I don't understand why they
> > use -i, or why that even works in a test (i.e. why it doesn't open an
> > editor).
> Upon starting up, tests dot-source t/test-lib.sh file and it
> unsets most of GIT_* environment variables to obtain a stable
> testing environment that is not affected by things that testers
> may have in their environment.
> There is EDITOR=: in t/test-lib.sh, which was added in 2006 before
> GIT_EDITOR was invented.  That is the one in effect for git
> subcommands that usually interacts with editors during the test,
> unless specific tests further override it with test_set_editor
> helper.

Thanks for the explanation. So this explains why -i works at all here;
it doesn't explain why -i is used in these tests. Unless I'm missing
something, they should all work with just -p.

And I don't see any tests that do rebase -p -i and actually do something
interesting with the -i part. So my original question still remains. :-)

Stefan Haller
Berlin, Germany

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