On Sun, Apr 14, 2013 at 8:56 PM, Jeff King <p...@peff.net> wrote:

>> More to the point, I can easily imagine many scripts relying on git
>> config returning a value to indicate that a config item has been set.
>> Your proposed change would break all those. For that reason, it might
>> be nicer to introduce a flag that returns the config if it is set or
>> the default otherwise. Something like git config --value perhaps.
> The expected output is certainly a problem, but the issue is more
> fundamental than that: git-config does not even _know_ what the default
> is for any given option.

Thanks for the explanation, I feared something like that. I.e. that
git config does not even know any of the options or values it manages,
but just is a "dumb" front-end to writing / reading whatever you pass
it to / from a file.

Sebastian Schuberth
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