On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 1:37 AM, Matthieu Moy
<matthieu....@grenoble-inp.fr> wrote:
> Jeff King <p...@peff.net> writes:
> > This whole discussion is basically implementing conditional config.
> > [...] The problem is that it would be tricky to do in a
> > backwards-compatible way.
> That could be done with "conditional comments" like
> # if <some-condition> then
> [core]
>         pager = less
> # endif
> That's rather ugly, and the implementation would be even more ugly, but
> backward-compatible.

I highly doubt that you would want to be "backward compatible" in this
case, though.
The section of the configuration you are enclosing the new if/endif
syntax may be
understood only by newer Git (e.g. imagine core.pager is still
bool-only today), and
older Git that do not understand if/endif syntax will happily read
that section and
choke on it, no?
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