Jeff King <>:
> I think there are really two separate use cases to consider:
>   1. Providing snippets of script to Git to get Turing-complete behavior
>      for existing Git features. For example, selecting commits during a
>      traversal (e.g., a better "log --grep"), formatting output (e.g., a
>      better "log --format" or "for-each-ref --format").
>   2. Writing whole new git commands in a language that is quicker or
>      easier to develop in than C.

That's good analysis.  I agree with your use-case split, I guess I'm just not
very aware of the places in git where (1) is important.
                <a href="";>Eric S. Raymond</a>
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