Many components of Git are still in the form of shell and Perl scripts. This has certain advantages of being extensible but causes problems in production code on multiple platforms like Windows. I propose to rewrite a couple of shell and perl scripts into portable and performant C code, making them built-ins. The major advantage of doing this is improvement in efficiency and performance.

Much more scripts like git-am, git-pull, git-branch have already been rewritten in C. Much more scripts like git-rebase, git-stash, git-add --interactive are still present in shell and perl scripts. I propose to work in git-rebase and it's sub-commands.



Pratik Karki


  • Stefan Beller
  • Christian Couder