On Sun, Mar 10, 2013 at 04:49:09PM +0100, Matthieu Moy wrote:

> Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> writes:
> > As promised in 0fa2eb530fb7 (add: warn when -u or -A is used without
> > pathspec, 2013-01-28), "git add -u/-A" that is run without pathspec
> > in a subdirectory will stop working sometime before Git 2.0, to wean
> > users off of the old default, in preparation for adopting the new
> > default in Git 2.0.
> I originally thought this step was necessary, but I changed my mind. The
> warning is big enough and doesn't need to be turned into an error.
> If this step is applied, it should be applied at 2.0, not before, as
> this is the big incompatible change. Re-introducing a new behavior won't
> harm users OTOH.

FWIW, I agree with this. The warning is enough without an error period
(unless the intent was to switch to the error and stay there forever,
but I do not think that is the proposal).


PS I wonder how others are finding the warning? I'm finding it slightly
   annoying. Perhaps I just haven't retrained my fingers yet. But one
   problem with that retraining is that I type "git add -u" from the
   root _most_ of the time, and it just works. But occasionally, I get
   the "hey, do not do that" warning, because I'm in a subdir, even
   though I would be happy to have the full-tree behavior. I guess we
   already rejected the idea of being able to shut off the warning and
   just get the new behavior, in favor of having people specify it
   manually each time?
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