On Fri, Feb 09, 2018 at 09:05:00PM +0100, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:

> >> diff --git a/t/t5510-fetch.sh b/t/t5510-fetch.sh
> >> @@ -548,18 +548,52 @@ set_config_tristate () {
> >>         *)
> >>                 git config "$1" "$2"
> >> +               key=$(echo $1 | sed -e 's/^remote\.origin/fetch/')
> >
> > Faster (thus more Windows-friendly) assuming that $1 always starts
> > with "remote.origin":
> >
> >     key=fetch${u#remote.origin}
> 
> Tests fail with this and I'm not excited to be the first user in git's
> test suite to use some novel shell feature, no existing uses of
> ${u[...].
> 
> I also think stuff like this is on the wrong side of cleverness
> v.s. benefit. I can't find any reference to this syntax in bash or dash
> manpages (forward-search "${u"), but echo | sed is obvious, and it's not
> going to make a big difference for Windows.

The "u" isn't the magic, it's the "#". I.e.:

  key=fetch${1#remote.origin}

and it's used all over the place in our scripts.  I'm not sure why Eric
wrote "u". :)

-Peff

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