On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 7:00 PM, Matthieu Moy <matthieu....@imag.fr> wrote:
> Most git commands that can be used with our without a filepattern are
> tree-wide by default, the filepattern being used to restrict their scope.
> A few exceptions are: 'git grep', 'git clean', 'git add -u' and 'git add -A'.
> The inconsistancy of 'git add -u' and 'git add -A' are particularly
> problematic since other 'git add' subcommands (namely 'git add -p' and
> 'git add -e') are tree-wide by default.
> Flipping the default now is unacceptable, so this patch starts training
> users to type explicitely 'git add -u|-A :/' or 'git add -u|-A .', to prepare
> for the next steps:
> * forbid 'git add -u|-A' without filepattern (like 'git add' without
>   option)
> * much later, maybe, re-allow 'git add -u|-A' without filepattern, with a
>   tree-wide scope.

What about 'grep' and 'clean'? I think at least 'clean' should go
tree-wide default too. I don't mind grep go the same way either but I
think people voiced preference in current behavior..
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