Stefan Beller <sbel...@google.com> writes:
> I wonder if there is yet another missing case in the enumeration of
> the previous patch:
> Some commands are able to operate on GIT_OBJECT_DIR instead
> of GIT_DIR (git repack?), which may not even explore the full git directory,
> and so doesn't know about the hash value.
... because GIT_DIR/config is not known? "repack" is not one of
them, though---it needs to at least use refs as the starting point
so a standalone OBJECT_DIR is insufficient.