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Re: [PATCH v3 0/2] diff --no-index: support symlinks and pipes

Dennis Kaarsemaker <dennis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 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@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/
> v2: http://public-inbox.org/git/20170113102021.6054-1-dennis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/
> 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.