On 03/10/2014 05:38 PM, Michael Haggerty wrote: > It seems to me that "-z" input will nearly always be machine-generated, > so there is not much reason to accept the empty string as shorthand for > zeros. So I think that my version of the rules, being simpler to > explain, is a slight improvement.
I agree. > But your version is already out in the wild, so backwards-compatibility > is also a consideration, even though it is rather a fine point in a > rather unlikely usage (why use update rather than delete to delete a > reference?). I'm not using empty==zero with -z in any deployment. Since the feature is quite new, the behavior change is not silent, and it is easy to construct input that works with both versions, I do not think we need to worry about compatibility. > or rewrite the documentation to describe my rules. I prefer this approach. Thanks, -Brad -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html