On Fri, May 16, 2014 at 10:19:57AM +0200, Stepan Kasal wrote:

> On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 03:22:26PM -0400, Jeff King wrote:
> > As the person who is proposing the patch for git.git, I would hope
> > Stepan would follow up on such review and confirm whether or not it is
> > still needed.
> well, I try to.  (I verified that "less -I" works in msysGit before
> submitting the fixup back there, fox example.)
> But I think my role is to moderate the reconciliation.
> In this case, having read the discussion, I decided to to ask Dscho
> to drop the patch.
> (It is always about balancing the risks and the expenses.)

Sure, I think that is reasonable, and I hope I did not sound like "blame
Stepan, he was screwed up". After reading Dscho's other message and
knowing that he has not much time for git, I was trying to communicate
that I did not expect _him_ to be dealing with it.

Git.git has existed for a long time without that patch, so from our
perspective, it is a new patch. And as with any new patch, I would
expect a submitter who receives review of "eh, don't we already do this"
to either look into it, or decide that the review is probably right and
not bother with it. And you did the latter, and that is totally fine and

>From msysgit's perspective, they may or may not want to revert the patch
that they already have. That is a _separate_ issue, and I think the
burden of effort goes the other way. The patch should stay unless
somebody goes to the work to confirm that it is not necessary (or unless
they want to accept my say-so and indication that I did not do fresh
testing, but that is up to them).

Sorry if that is long and/or obvious. There have been enough bad
feelings on the list lately that I didn't want there to be a
misunderstanding about what I meant.

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