From: "Tanay Abhra" <>
On 06/16/2014 05:49 AM, Philip Oakley wrote:

 Pass a configuration parameter to the command. The value
- given will override values from configuration files.
+ given will override single valued variables from configuration
+ files, and append to multivar variables. Previous multivar values

Nit: Forgive me if I am wrong, but `, and` is used for joining two independent
clauses. It would be better to drop the comma.
I just wrote it in my local style ;-) I was sort of treating them as independent, but see Junio's comments in a similar vein.

+ remain in effect. Use "insteadOf" style config variables when an
+ over-ride is needed.
 The <name> is expected in the same format as listed by
 'git config' (subkeys separated by dots).

'insteadOf' is a very specific approach for a general suggestion because it is only used in url.*.insteadof in the whole codebase. Also, it has a variation described in urls.txt as "pushinsteadof". So, if a problem such as mentioned above arises in
a different scenario 'insteadOf' cannot be used in it.
I was using it as a suggestion for the user's 'go look for an alternative' step (i.e. that there may be an alternative!)

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