Richard Hartmann <> writes:

> On Sun, Jul 14, 2013 at 9:20 PM, Junio C Hamano <> wrote:
>> Shells on modern distros and platforms have "echo" built-in, so this
>> patch replaces series of writes internal to the shell with a fork to
>> cat with heredoc (which often is implemented with a temporary file).
> True; fwiw, I replaced my one single echo with heredoc as you
> suggested I do that. I don't mind undoing that, or I can drop it from
> this series altogether.

The _real_ reason you wanted to do this change in the context of
this series is to make it easier to reword the messages and also
have the messages span the full width of the source line, to match
the expected output better, isn't it?  Git is not _only_ about
performance, so even if using "cat <<here" might make things slower
(I do not think it is measurable), that reason "this way, it is
easier to see how the output given to the users would look like" may
well justify this change.

I just wanted to see the proposed log message state the real reason,
not a performance justification that can be invalidated.

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