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Re: gitattributes not read for diff-tree anymore in 2.15?

On Mon, Dec 04, 2017 at 15:03:55 -0800, Brandon Williams wrote:
> Reading the attributes files should be done regardless if the gitmodules
> file is read.  The gitmodules file should only come into play if you are
> dealing with submodules.

Yeah, it doesn't seem to make sense why this commit breaks us, but there
it is *shrug*.

> Do you mind providing a reproduction recipe with expected outcome vs
> actual outcome and I can take a closer look.

I'll work on one. It isn't as simple as I thought it was :) . The setup
we do before running the checks is apparently involved as running it
from the command line is not exhibiting the difference.