Matthieu Moy <matthieu....@grenoble-inp.fr> writes:
> Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> writes:
>> But v126.96.36.199~1 (git-add -u paths... now works from subdirectory,
>> 2007-08-16) changed the semantics to limit the operation to the
>> working tree.
> Not really. It fixed "git add -u path", not plain "git add -u". A quick
> test checking out and compiling v188.8.131.52~1^ shows that "git add -u ."
> from a subdirectory was adding everything from the root.
> My interpretation is that v184.108.40.206~1 fixed an actual bug, without
> thinking about what would happen when "git add -u" was called without
> path, so the behavior is "what happens to be the most natural to
I guess at this point it does not matter that much if that was an
unintended consequence of a buggy fix, or a new behaviour by design.
We initially were tree-wide but later limited the operation to the
I think your "Check 'git diff' then run 'git add -u'" example may be
a good enough argument that it is a good idea to restore the
originally intended "tree-wide" behaviour in any case.
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