Stefan Beller <sbel...@google.com> writes:
> On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 11:50 AM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> Yes, I could have worded this as a question:
> Is there any command that operates on GIT_OBJECT_DIR
> without trying to discover GIT_DIR ?
If somebody finds one that would be a good argument not to pursue
the approach. Lack of response to the question would not amount to
that much---it is possible all people who bothered to think of
overlooked something obvious, though. "When I asked around nobody
thought of a possibly way for this to cause breakages, so let's
declare it is safe to do so and do it" is not how we want to do