On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 4:41 AM, Matt Arsenault <arse...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Oct 21, 2012, at 12:06 , Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
>> - Why is it a bug not to pass "-s"?  How does the bug happen?
> I encountered this one time after using it for months. One day I couldn't git 
> p4 rebase
> with the key error.  I searched for the error and found some version of 
> git-p4 that fixed
> a similar error by adding the -s to describe. Adding the -s fixed the error 
> and
> everything seemed to be working correctly.

The perforce documentation says the following about this flag:

"The -s flag omits the diffs of files that were updated."

So if the diffs are not used, there is no downside to use -s.
Maybe the patch should just state this.

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