Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Felipe Contreras <felipe.contre...@gmail.com> writes:
> > Signed-off-by: Felipe Contreras <felipe.contre...@gmail.com>
> Why is this a good change?

When a hook is called from a command without NEED_WORK_TREE, GIT_DIR is not set
(e.g. git branch).

> How does it prevent existing hook scripts from suddenly start
> misbehaving, where they do *not* expect to see an explicit GIT_DIR
> pointing at the original repository hook gets run in exported into
> their environment?

Fine, I'll use "${GIT_DIR-.git}" in my hook tests.

> For example, one of my post-receive hooks in a repository I push into records
> $cwd (which is the GIT_DIR of receiving repository), chdir's to another
> repository and then executes "git pull $cwd" from there, and that relies on
> the fact that being at the top-level of that other repository without GIT_DIR
> environment pointing at elsewhere but having .git directory in that top-level
> repository is sufficient to kick the auto-discovery of the repository that
> receives the "pull" in order to work correctly.

Let's hope post-receive is never called from a command that has NEED_WORK_TREE 

Felipe Contreras
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