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From: "brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.net>
To: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/3] --end-of-options marker
Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2019 22:58:53 +0000
Message-ID: <20190806225853.GH118825@genre.crustytoothpaste.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190806143829.GA515@sigill.intra.peff.net>

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On 2019-08-06 at 14:38:30, Jeff King wrote:
> It's hard for scripted uses of rev-list, etc, to avoid option injection
> from untrusted arguments, because revision arguments must come before
> any "--" separator. I.e.:
> 
>   git rev-list "$revision" -- "$path"
> 
> might mistake "$revision" for an option (with rev-list, that would make
> it an error, but something like git-log would default to HEAD).
> 
> This series provides an alternative to "--" to stop option parsing
> without indicating that further arguments are pathspecs.

Sorry, I hadn't had a chance to look at this series in depth, but I was
wondering: could we not just accept two separate "--" arguments, and if
there are two of them, interpret the first with the traditional meaning
and the second with the Git-specific meaning? That would be much more
intuitive for folks, although I suspect it would take a little more work
in the options parser.
-- 
brian m. carlson: Houston, Texas, US
OpenPGP: https://keybase.io/bk2204

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  parent reply	other threads:[~2019-08-06 22:59 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-06 14:38 Jeff King
2019-08-06 14:39 ` [PATCH 1/3] revision: allow --end-of-options to end option parsing Jeff King
2019-08-06 14:40 ` [PATCH 2/3] parse-options: allow --end-of-options as a synonym for "--" Jeff King
2019-08-06 14:40 ` [PATCH 3/3] gitcli: document --end-of-options Jeff King
2019-08-06 16:24 ` [PATCH 0/3] --end-of-options marker Junio C Hamano
2019-08-06 16:36   ` Randall S. Becker
2019-08-06 17:38     ` Jeff King
2019-08-06 17:58       ` Randall S. Becker
2019-08-06 18:14       ` SZEDER Gábor
2019-08-08 10:03         ` Jeff King
2019-08-06 17:33   ` Jeff King
2019-08-06 22:58 ` brian m. carlson [this message]
2019-08-06 23:43   ` Jeff King
2019-08-07  4:17     ` brian m. carlson
2019-08-07 16:54       ` Taylor Blau
2019-08-08 10:28       ` Jeff King

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