Native git client support

I really like that git is automatically included when a docker image used to build doesn’t have git installed. For search engine juice / context, you get the message: “Warning: Either git or ssh (required by git to clone through SSH) is not installed in the image. Falling back to CircleCI’s native git client but this is still an experiment feature. We highly recommend using an image that has official git and ssh installed.”

So… 2 questions:

  1. Is CircleCI considering making this a “non experimental” feature OR dropping “experimental” support?
  2. Is there a way I can access/utilize this git from the shell? i.e. execute a /path-to-the-git/git status