Stop redundantly NULL-ing the last element of the refs structure,
which was retrieved via calloc(), and is thus guaranteed to be

This code dates back to b888d61c83 ("Make fetch a builtin",
2007-09-10), where wasn't any reason to do this back then either, it's
just boilerplate left over from when git-fetch was initially

The motivation for this change was to make a subsequent change which
would also modify the refs variable smaller, since it won't have to
copy this redundant "NULL the last + 1 item" pattern.

We may not end up keeping that change, but as this pattern is still
pointless, so let's fix it.

Signed-off-by: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <>
 builtin/fetch.c | 1 -
 1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/builtin/fetch.c b/builtin/fetch.c
index 7bbcd26faf..b34665db9e 100644
--- a/builtin/fetch.c
+++ b/builtin/fetch.c
@@ -1302,7 +1302,6 @@ static int fetch_one(struct remote *remote, int argc, 
const char **argv)
                        } else
                                refs[j++] = argv[i];
-               refs[j] = NULL;
                ref_nr = j;

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