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An answer to the "How difficult is that?" question can only come from counting how many newbies do/don't stumble over the issue this change seeks to address.

If you weren't looking for an answer, and were just asking a rhetorical question, you'll have to tell us which side you're arguing for. The ease with which you can avoid relying on the default argues not only for the proposed change being unnecessary, but also for the proposed change being harmless.

I was sarcastic and was arguing for the change...so many people new to Git miss that and must generally be told about it.

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