On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 12:31 PM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> Jed Brown <j...@59a2.org> writes:
>> Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> writes:
>>> Jed Brown <j...@59a2.org> writes:
>>>> Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> writes:
>>>>> I suspect that it would be too late for 2.0 we want to do sometime
>>>>> early next year, though.
>>>> How would you manage transition from the current behavior?  Warning
>>>> people to explicitly use "." or ":/" during some interim period sounds
>>>> worse than just switching the default behavior.
>>> "How would I"?
>>> You're asking that question only because you omitted too much from
>>> the quote ;-)
>> I meant that if the proposed migration plan were to be "just change it
>> and people will learn" (because anything more gradual would actually be
>> worse for users) then is it really too late for Git-2.0?
> I do not know it that is even a workable plan, but I need to sleep
> on it and then hear opinion from others, but in general, if anybody
> needs to ask if it is too late, then it already is.

Making grep tree-wide would be very welcome here.

IMO Git-2.0 *feels* like a good time to change the default since
there's relatively little downside to doing so, but "early next year"
is not very long to wait either; it doesn't seem like there's a strong
reason to rush this in.
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