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Re: Missing git options

Stefan Beller <sbeller@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> I had the impression that git-log was a pseudo-plumbing,
> despite it being explicitly marked porcelain
> as there is no good plumbing alternative.

I do not think that is a fair assessment of the situation.  The more
troublesome is that depending on what exactly you want to do, you
need to use a different plumbing command and/or combinations of
them, which means people need to _learn_ Git scripting.  

We recently saw that somebody used "log -1 --pretty=format:%T
$commit" when the code only needed to say "rev-parse --verify
$commit^{tree}" and got broken due to end-user configuration ;-)