On Sun, May 06, 2018 at 10:03:10PM +0200, Martin Ã
> This behavior looks correct to me, though. It seems very hard to me to
> second-guess what the user meant. For example, what if that third line
> contained a "="? Like:
> huh = !dd \
> bs=1024 ...
> Should Git guess that the backslash on the second line was a mistake?
> Or maybe not, because alias.bs = "1024 ..." would be a useless alias?
> I think such guessing would be theoretically possible, but especially if
> Git guesses wrong, that could be very frustrating to fight against.
I agree that trying to guess what the user wanted here is likely
Furthermore, Git intentionally ignores unknown options. For example, I
have advice and diff options set in my .gitconfig that would not be
valid on the Git shipped with a base CentOS 6 (which, unfortunately, I
sometimes have to use). It's very convenient for users working across a
variety of systems that unknown options are simply ignored, even if that
means sometimes mistakes are not caught.
brian m. carlson: Houston, Texas, US
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