On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 7:41 AM, Matt McClure <matthewlmccl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday, November 27, 2012, David Aguilar wrote:
>> It seems that there is an edge case here that we are not
>> accounting for: unmodified worktree paths, when checked out
>> into the temporary directory, can be edited by the tool when
>> comparing against older commits.  These edits will be lost.
> Yes. That is exactly my desired use case. I want to make edits while I'm 
> reviewing the diff.

I took a crack at implementing the change to make difftool -d use
symlinks more aggressively. I've tested it lightly, and it works for
the limited cases I've tried. This is my first foray into the Git
source code, so it's entirely possible that there are unintended side
effects and regressions if other features depend on the same code path
and make different assumptions.


Your thoughts on the change?

Matt McClure
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