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Re: [PATCH v1 2/2] log: add option to choose which refs to decorate





On November 3, 2017 8:49:15 PM PDT, Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>Rafael Ascensão <rafa.almas@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>
>Why should this be a special case that burdens users to remember one
>more rule?  Wouldn't users find "--decorate-refs=refs/tags" useful
>and it woulld be shorter and nicer than having to say "refs/tags/*"?
>

Actually, I would expect these to behave more like git describes match and exclude which don't have an extra /*. It seems natural to me that glob would always add an extra glob, but.. I don't recall if match and exlude do so.

That being said, if we think the extra glob would not cause problems and generally do what people mean... I guess consistent with --glob would be good... But it's definitely not what I'd expect at first glance.
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