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Re: [PATCH] Drop some dashes from built-in invocations in scripts

Michael Forney <mforney@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> This way, they still work even if the built-in symlinks aren't
> installed.
> Signed-off-by: Michael Forney <mforney@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> It looks like there was an effort to do this a number of years ago (through
> `make remove-dashes`). These are just a few I noticed were still left in the
> .sh scripts.

Our goal was *not* to have *no* "git-foo" on the filesystem,
though.  It happened in v1.6.0 timeframe and it was about removing
"git-foo" from end-user's $PATH.

Earlier there was a more ambitious proposal to remove all "git-foo"
even from $GIT_EXEC_PATH for built-in commands, but that plan was
scuttled [*1*].

The changes in your patch still are good changes to make sure people
who copy & paste code would see fewer instances of "git-foo", but
"will still work even if I break my installation of Git by removing
them from the filesystem" is not the project's goal.  

IIUC, you will need "$GIT_EXEC_PATH/git-checkout" on the filesystem
if you want your "git co" alias to work, as we spawn built-in as a
dashed external.


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