Eric Sunshine <> writes:

> On Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 10:30 PM, Junio C Hamano <> wrote:
>> Eric Sunshine <> writes:
>>>> -                       if (my ($child, $parents) = $line =~ 
>>>> m/^-?([a-f0-9]+) ([a-f0-9 ]+)/) {
>>>> -                               foreach my $parent (split(' ', $parents)) {
>>>> +                       if (my ($child, $parents) = $line =~ 
>>>> /^-?([a-f0-9]+) ([a-f0-9 ]+)/) {
>>>> +                               foreach my $parent (split(/ /, $parents)) {
>>> This is a behavior-altering change. split(' ',...) is handled as a
>>> special case[*1*] which strips leading whitespace and then splits on
>>> /\s+/ (run of whitespace). Changing it to split(/ /,...) makes it
>>> match only a single space (rather than a run of whitespace).
>> I initially had the same reaction, but this is reading the output of
>> the "rev-list --parents" command, whose fields are separated by one
>> SP each, so there is indeed no behaviour change.
> True. This potentially subtle point may deserve mention in the commit
> message (or this particular change can be dropped).

I agree that the log message should mention it; but the resulting
code is more correct than the original, so I do not see a need to
drop it, or add any in-code comment to it.
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