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Re: [PATCH 0/5] Make :(attr) pathspec work with "git log"

Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy  <pclouds@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> But this also reveals an interesting thing: even though we walk on a
> tree, we check attributes from _worktree_ (and optionally fall back to
> the index). This is how attributes are implemented since forever. I
> think this is not a big deal if we communicate clearly with the user.

This is pretty much deliberately designed to be so; the set of the
attributes in HEAD may be stale but by taking the contents from the
working tree the user can work it around.

> The main patch is the last one. The others are just to open a path to
> pass "struct index_state *" down to tree_entry_interesting(). This may
> become standard procedure because we don't want to stick the_index (or
> the_repository) here and there.