Jeff King wrote:

>   1. GIT_COMMITTER_* is set explicitly, but we fallback for
>      GIT_AUTHOR. We claim the ident is explicit, even though
>      the author is not.
>   2. GIT_AUTHOR_* is set and we ask for author ident, but
>      not committer ident. We will claim the ident is
>      implicit, even though it is explicit.
> This patch uses two variables instead of one, updates both
> when we set the "fallback" values, and updates them
> individually when we read from the environment.

Nice problem description.  The fixed behavior makes sense to me, for
what it's worth.

Not about this patch, but: in case (1), shouldn't the author fall
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