On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 9:30 PM, David Aguilar <dav...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 1:13 PM, David Aguilar <dav...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Will this not conflict with folks that supply their own gitconfig?
>> You mean people that provide their own ETC_GITCONFIG? If you mean
> distributions, their packaging would override /etc/gitconfig, if you
> mean people that have already a /etc/gitconfig, packaging systems
> usually save the old one so they can solve the conflict manually (e.g.
> /etc/gitconfig.pacsave). So no, it would not conflict.
> Yuck. Yes, that one. I package my own /etc/gitconfig (as we have long 
> advertised as the "way to do it")

You package /etc/gitconfig *outside* the git package? I don't see how
that could have been ever advertised as the way to do it.

> and asking users to manually fix up thousands of machines is a bad idea.

Users don't package /etc/gitconfig outside git.

>>> I like the idea. Docs?  Also, should this not be done in the C side so that 
>>> we don't waste time reading the config, and also prevent users from 
>>> overriding these?
>> But we want them to be easily readable, and possibly allow
> distributions to easily modify them.
> In that case I take it back -- I dont like that approach.  We want 
> consistency, not divergence. This encourages the former.

So you think we have more consistency right now? We don't even have a
predefined /etc/gitconfig, that creates more inconsistency, as
everybody's configs and aliases are very very different.

This patch would definitely make things more consistent.

Felipe Contreras
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