Andrew Wong <andrew.k...@gmail.com> writes:
> On 3/7/13, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
>> This did not error out for me, though.
>> $ cd t && git ls-files ":(top"
> No error message at all? Hm, maybe in your case, the byte after the
> end of string happens to be '\0' and the loop ended by chance?
> git doesn't crash for me, but it generates this error:
> $ git ls-files ":(top"
> fatal: Invalid pathspec magic 'LS_COLORS=' in ':(top'
What I meant was that I do not get any error _after_ applying your
It is broken to behave as if "LS_COLORS=..." (which is totally
unrelated string that happens to be laid out next in the memory) is
a part of the pathspec magic specification your ":(top" started.
Your patch makes the code stop doing that.
But it is equally broken to behave as if there is nothing wrong in
the incomplete magic ":(top" that is not closed, isn't it?
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