Re: [PATCH 1/1] config: work around bug with includeif:onbranch and early config
Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
Johannes Schindelin
Junio C Hamano
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2019-07-31 21:37:01 UTC
"Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget" <>

> Let's work around this, simply by ignoring the `includeif.onbranch:`
> setting when parsing the config when the ref store has not been
> initialized (yet).

Interesting chicken-and-egg problem.

> Technically, there is a way to solve this properly: teach the refs
> machinery to initialize the ref_store from a given gitdir/commondir pair
> (which we _do_ have in the early config code path), and then use that in
> `include_by_branch()`. This, however, is a pretty involved project, and
> we're already in the feature freeze for Git v2.23.0.

Postponing the proper fix to the next cycle (or later) is good.