The bash completion pulled into zsh was being pulled in _as_ zsh, but
used patterns which relied on falling through as unhandled.  In zsh
5.0.3 this no longer works, resulting in:

    __git_complete_remote_or_refspec:33: bad pattern: +*

Fix by telling zsh to emulate sh while sourcing the bash config file,
which stickily preserves compatibility options in the function context.
This usage of "emulate" came in with zsh 4.3.10, released 2009-06-01.

Signed-off-by: Phil Pennock <>
nb: I am not on the git mailing-list, please keep me CC'd.
    I have read SubmittingPatches but let me know if I've missed something.
    Fix applies (unmodified) to both master and maint.

 contrib/completion/git-completion.zsh | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/contrib/completion/git-completion.zsh 
index fac5e71..d898b65 100644
--- a/contrib/completion/git-completion.zsh
+++ b/contrib/completion/git-completion.zsh
@@ -39,7 +39,7 @@ if [ -z "$script" ]; then
                test -f $e && script="$e" && break
-ZSH_VERSION='' . "$script"
+emulate sh -c 'ZSH_VERSION="" . "$script"'
 __gitcomp ()

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