On 11/30/2012 08:50 PM, Torsten Bögershausen wrote:
>> Having a ".git" entry inside a tree can cause confusing
>> results on checkout. At the top-level, you could not
>> checkout such a tree, as it would complain about overwriting
>> the real ".git" directory. In a subdirectory, you might
>> check it out, but performing operations in the subdirectory
>> would confusingly consider the in-tree ".git" directory as
>> the repository.
> [snip]
>> +    int has_dotgit = 0;
> 
> Name like "." or ".." are handled as directories by the OS.
> 

The patch is for the index, where they're handled as whatever the mode
claims it is. The patch doesn't touch those parts though.

> ".git" could be a file or a directory, at least in theory,
> and from the OS point of view,
> but we want to have this as a reserved name.
> 
> Looking at bad directory names, which gives trouble when checking out:
> 
> Should we check for "/" or "../blabla" as well?
> 

Apart from the checks already in place, checking for git's internal
directory separator marker (which is '/') is enough to catch both,
and that check is done.

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