Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> writes:

> My knee-jerk reaction is that, because the
> "--porcelain" output was designed to be extensible and scripts
> reading from it is expected to ignore what it does not understand,
> if the setting of status.branch is a problem, the reading side is
> buggy and needs to be fixed.

It is extensible in the sense that the caller can provide more
command-line options to get more output (i.e. say --branch --porcelain),
but providing different results for the same call because of the
configuration file is broken IMHO.

Matthieu Moy
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