Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Jonathan Nieder <jrnie...@gmail.com> writes:
>> The documentation says
>> Before Git 2.0, the default prefix was "" (no prefix).
>> This meant that ...
>> which suggests that I can use --prefix="" to mean no prefix. Perhaps
>> it needs a note to suggest using '--prefix ""' instead?
> Is there another --option that takes an arbitrary user string that
> could be an empty string (or will there be one in the future)?
In git in general, yes --- for example, 'git diff --src-prefix=""
HEAD^' tells "git diff" to leave off the usual c/ prefix in the
src filename it prints.
In git-svn, --trunk="" or --message="" might be meaningful, but not
nearly as much as --prefix="".
> that is the case, a better alternative might be to add an comment to
> say that those with older Getopt::Long may have to use --option ""
> instead of the --option="" form for any option whose value happens
> to be an empty string to work around the command parser bug.
Another possibility would be to require Perl 5.8.9 or newer. It was
released in 2008.
diff --git i/git-svn.perl w/git-svn.perl
index 0a32372..ec7910d 100755
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
# Copyright (C) 2006, Eric Wong <normalper...@yhbt.net>
# License: GPL v2 or later
use vars qw/ $AUTHOR $VERSION
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