Junio C Hamano wrote:
>> would get name-rev to print output in the same format as describe,
>>   $ git describe --contains --all v1.8.3~1
>>   tags/v1.8.3~1
>> would not strip the leading "tags/".
> If you _know_ v1.8.3 does not appear outside "tags/", this does look
> inconsistent, but I do not think the code checks it.  Ahd if the
> code does not, I am not sure not stripping "tags/" is necessarily a
> bad thing, because "--all" allows names to come outside "tags/"
> hierarchy.

Yeah, you asked for it using --all.

> Also how should this interact with v1.8.3-1-g98c5c4a that changed
> the rule somewhat so that the common prefix is stripped when we know
> the result is not ambiguous?

Completely independent of everything else.  The condition is "if
name-only && prefix == refs/tags", strip that prefix.
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