Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> writes:

> Sergei Organov <o...@javad.com> writes:
>> Will something break if it won't helpfully prepend refs/tags/ once
>> --all is given?
> "describe --all --match 'v*'" will no longer match a tag v1.2.3, and
> forces the users to say "describe --match 'refs/tags/v*'",


descirbe --match 'v*'


describe --tags --match 'v*'

depending on what they actually meant. Notice my "once --all is given"

Those who used --all meant to match against all the refs, no?

> and these users will probably see it as a new breakage, I would imagine.

But why would anybody use --all --match if they only meant --tags
--match or even just --match alone? Was it historically --all that was
first introduced, maybe? 

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