So, did this patch make it anywhere? We could really use it.

Here's the use case. The original ee27ca4 patch broke our build system when
the git server was upgraded to Debian Wheezy last night. The builder fetches
source from the repo in two pieces using git archive, and we need to make
sure both pieces are from the same commit. So we get a sha1 hash with git
ls-remote, and use it with git archive --remote. This, of course, breaks
with the 'no such ref' error.

At the very least, the documentation is wrong when it talks about passing a
commit ID to git archive: maintainers must surely agree that the
documentation and the actual behavior ought to match.

Personally, I'd like to see this patch adopted.

Thanks for listening,

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