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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Dennis Kaarsemaker <dennis@kaarsemaker.net>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 0/2] diff --no-index: support symlinks and pipes
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 15:08:54 -0700
Message-ID: <xmqqo9wwzzpl.fsf@gitster.mtv.corp.google.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20170318210038.22638-1-dennis@kaarsemaker.net>

Dennis Kaarsemaker <dennis@kaarsemaker.net> writes:

> Normal diff provides arguably better output: the diff of the output of the
> commands. This series makes it possible for git diff --no-index to follow
> symlinks and read from pipes, mimicking the behaviour of normal diff.
>
> v1: http://public-inbox.org/git/20161111201958.2175-1-dennis@kaarsemaker.net/
> v2: http://public-inbox.org/git/20170113102021.6054-1-dennis@kaarsemaker.net/
>
> Changes since v2, prompted by feedback from Junio:
>
> - A --derefence option was added and the default is no longer to dereference
>   symlinks.

I do agree that it makes sense to have --[no-]dereference options,
but I do not think it was my feedback and suggestion to make it
optional (not default) to dereference, so please do not blame me for
that choice.


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Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-03-18 21:00 Dennis Kaarsemaker
2017-03-18 21:00 ` [PATCH v3 1/2] diff --no-index: optionally follow symlinks Dennis Kaarsemaker
2017-03-19 22:14   ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-20 10:50     ` Dennis Kaarsemaker
2017-03-18 21:00 ` [PATCH v3 2/2] diff --no-index: support reading from pipes Dennis Kaarsemaker
2017-03-19 22:08 ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2017-03-20 10:40   ` [PATCH v3 0/2] diff --no-index: support symlinks and pipes Dennis Kaarsemaker
2017-03-20 16:02     ` Junio C Hamano

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