On Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 4:12 AM, Eric Sunshine <sunsh...@sunshineco.com> wrote:
>> +1. Many of the placeholders in "PRETTY FORMATS" are designed to work
>> + specifically on commit objects: when non-commit objects are
>> + supplied, those placeholders won't work.
> Should "won't work" be expanded upon? It's not clear if this means
> that git will outright crash, or if it will abort with an appropriate
> error message, or if the directive will be displayed as-is or removed
> from the output.
It will be displayed as-is but that's a bit inconsistent: %(unknown)
prints error and aborts while %unknown simply produces %unknown. The
latter is how "git log --format" does it. But I think we could make
for-each-ref --pretty to do the former for %unknown. It'll be
consistent with %(unknown) and we do not need to elaborate much (it's
pretty obvious when it does not work).
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