[+cc Duy, whose patch this is]

On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 04:10:49PM -0400, Jörn Engel wrote:

> A second option is to add a --pager (or rather --no-pager) option to
> the command line and allow the user to specify
>     GIT_PAGER="git --no-pager -p column --mode='dense color'" git -p branch

I think we have "--no-pager" already. But the "-p" is turning _on_ the
pager, so you could also just omit it. IOW, I really don't understand
why the original command was not simply:

  GIT_PAGER="git column --mode='dense color'" git -p branch

The whole infinite loop that the original commit solved is caused by
specifying the "-p". So it sounds like the right solution is "don't do
that". Am I missing something useful that the "-p" does?

I wonder if perhaps the intent was that the user might have set
"pager.column", in which case the use of the pager is implied. I still
think that the right solution is to use "--no-pager" explicitly then. If
the user is invoking git inside GIT_PAGER, it is up to them to save
themselves from infinite recursion.

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