On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 11:22:58AM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote: > René Scharfe <l....@web.de> writes: > > > -test_expect_success 'log --grep -i' ' > > - git log -i --grep=InItial --format=%H >actual && > > - test_cmp expect_initial actual > > -' > > +test_log expect_initial --grep initial > > +test_log expect_nomatch --grep InItial > > This, and the next --author one, assumes that we will never break > "--grep=foo" without breaking "--grep foo". That should be OK, but > we might want to add separate tests e.g. > > test_log expect_initial --grep=initial > > perhaps? I dunno.
Yeah, I I'd prefer "--grep=" here (and in all scripts). In general, I think our attitude should be that "--foo=bar" is guaranteed to work forever, but "--foo bar" is not. The latter only works if the argument is non-optional, so that leaves us room to "break" compatibility to make an argument optional in a future version. Now, whether the rest of the world and its script-writers are aware of this fact, I don't know. So it may be too late already (but it does look like we mention it in gitcli(7)). -Peff -- 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