On 03/10/2014 08:46 AM, Michael Haggerty wrote:
> Instead of, for example,
>     fatal: update refs/heads/master missing [<oldvalue>] NUL
> emit
>     fatal: update refs/heads/master missing <oldvalue>
> -             die("update %s missing [<oldvalue>] NUL", update->ref_name);
> +             die("update %s missing <oldvalue>", update->ref_name);

The reason for the original wording is that the <oldvalue> is indeed
optional.  This can only occur at end-of-input, and it is actually the
*NUL* that is missing because an empty old value can be specified to
mean that it it intentionally missing.


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