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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Philip Oakley <philipoakley@iee.email>
Cc: "Denton Liu" <liu.denton@gmail.com>,
	"Git Mailing List" <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	"Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason" <avarab@gmail.com>,
	"Eric Sunshine" <sunshine@sunshineco.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 13/13] format-patch: learn --infer-cover-subject option
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:18:44 -0700
Message-ID: <xmqq1rxbmy8r.fsf@gitster-ct.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <d8a02cfd-2250-44ce-b559-dbec742b7cdf@iee.email> (Philip Oakley's message of "Fri, 23 Aug 2019 19:46:30 +0100")

Philip Oakley <philipoakley@iee.email> writes:

> Perhaps the `--infer-cover-subject` the config option needs to be
> multi-valued to include:
>      "subject" (always expect short first lines) or
>      "message" (always the long paragraph description, still use
> ***Subject Here***),
>      with the "true" being used when expecting both as previously
> described.

The idea to have three choices feels that this is getting better,
but I notice that the choice is no longer about "subject".

I've always felt that the name of this option is way suboptimal.
One reason is because the option only says it is about the subject
of the cover (letter), and the verb "infer" conveys almost no
information---especially it does not say anything about what affects
the inference (hint: the branch description value gets used, in a
single hardcoded ways right now, but now with the patch we have a
choice to control how it gets used).




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Thread overview: 91+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-19 23:52 [PATCH v2 0/4] " Denton Liu
2019-08-19 23:52 ` [PATCH v2 1/4] t4014: clean up style Denton Liu
2019-08-20  2:41   ` Eric Sunshine
2019-08-19 23:52 ` [PATCH v2 2/4] Doc: add more detail for git-format-patch Denton Liu
2019-08-20  2:44   ` Eric Sunshine
2019-08-20  7:07     ` Denton Liu
2019-08-19 23:52 ` [PATCH v2 3/4] config/format.txt: make clear the default value of format.coverLetter Denton Liu
2019-08-20  2:47   ` Eric Sunshine
2019-08-19 23:52 ` [PATCH v2 4/4] format-patch: learn --infer-cover-letter option Denton Liu
2019-08-20  3:46   ` Eric Sunshine
2019-08-20  7:18 ` [PATCH v3 00/13] format-patch: learn --infer-cover-subject option (also t4014 cleanup) Denton Liu
2019-08-20  7:18   ` [PATCH v3 01/13] t4014: drop unnecessary blank lines from test cases Denton Liu
2019-08-20  7:18   ` [PATCH v3 02/13] t4014: s/expected/expect/ Denton Liu
2019-08-20 21:31     ` Eric Sunshine
2019-08-20  7:18   ` [PATCH v3 03/13] t4014: move closing sq onto its own line Denton Liu
2019-08-20  7:18   ` [PATCH v3 04/13] t4014: use sq for test case names Denton Liu
2019-08-20  7:18   ` [PATCH v3 05/13] t4014: remove spaces after redirect operators Denton Liu
2019-08-20  7:18   ` [PATCH v3 06/13] t4014: use indentable here-docs Denton Liu
2019-08-20  7:19   ` [PATCH v3 07/13] t4014: drop redirections to /dev/null Denton Liu
2019-08-20  7:19   ` [PATCH v3 08/13] t4014: use test_line_count() where possible Denton Liu
2019-08-20  7:19   ` [PATCH v3 09/13] t4014: remove confusing pipe in check_threading() Denton Liu
2019-08-20  7:19   ` [PATCH v3 10/13] t4014: stop losing return codes of git commands Denton Liu
2019-08-20  7:31     ` Denton Liu
2019-08-20 19:04       ` Johannes Sixt
2019-08-20  7:19   ` [PATCH v3 11/13] Doc: add more detail for git-format-patch Denton Liu
2019-08-21 18:26     ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-20  7:19   ` [PATCH v3 12/13] config/format.txt: specify default value of format.coverLetter Denton Liu
2019-08-20  7:19   ` [PATCH v3 13/13] format-patch: learn --infer-cover-subject option Denton Liu
2019-08-21 19:32     ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-23 18:15       ` Denton Liu
2019-08-23 18:46         ` Philip Oakley
2019-08-23 20:18           ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2019-08-24  8:03             ` Denton Liu
2019-08-24 13:59               ` Philip Oakley
2019-08-26 14:30                 ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-26 14:26               ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-26 16:05                 ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-22 20:18   ` [PATCH v3 00/13] format-patch: learn --infer-cover-subject option (also t4014 cleanup) Junio C Hamano
2019-08-23 18:19     ` Denton Liu
2019-08-23 20:25       ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-24  8:25   ` [PATCH 00/13] format-patch: clean up tests and documentation Denton Liu
2019-08-24  8:26     ` [PATCH 01/13] t4014: drop unnecessary blank lines from test cases Denton Liu
2019-08-24  8:26     ` [PATCH 02/13] t4014: s/expected/expect/ Denton Liu
2019-08-24  8:26     ` [PATCH 03/13] t4014: move closing sq onto its own line Denton Liu
2019-08-24  8:26     ` [PATCH 04/13] t4014: use sq for test case names Denton Liu
2019-08-24  8:26     ` [PATCH 05/13] t4014: remove spaces after redirect operators Denton Liu
2019-08-24  8:27     ` [PATCH 06/13] t4014: use indentable here-docs Denton Liu
2019-08-24  8:27     ` [PATCH 07/13] t4014: drop redirections to /dev/null Denton Liu
2019-08-24  8:27     ` [PATCH 08/13] t4014: let sed open its own files Denton Liu
2019-08-26  0:42       ` Eric Sunshine
2019-08-24  8:27     ` [PATCH 09/13] t4014: use test_line_count() where possible Denton Liu
2019-08-24  8:27     ` [PATCH 10/13] t4014: remove confusing pipe in check_threading() Denton Liu
2019-08-24  8:27     ` [PATCH 11/13] t4014: stop losing return codes of git commands Denton Liu
2019-08-24  8:27     ` [PATCH 12/13] Doc: add more detail for git-format-patch Denton Liu
2019-08-26 15:20       ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-26 16:07         ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-24  8:27     ` [PATCH 13/13] config/format.txt: specify default value of format.coverLetter Denton Liu
2019-08-24  8:28     ` [PATCH 00/13] format-patch: clean up tests and documentation Denton Liu
2019-08-26 15:21       ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-27  4:04     ` [PATCH v2 " Denton Liu
2019-08-27  4:04       ` [PATCH v2 01/13] t4014: drop unnecessary blank lines from test cases Denton Liu
2019-08-27  4:04       ` [PATCH v2 02/13] t4014: s/expected/expect/ Denton Liu
2019-08-27  4:04       ` [PATCH v2 03/13] t4014: move closing sq onto its own line Denton Liu
2019-08-27  4:04       ` [PATCH v2 04/13] t4014: use sq for test case names Denton Liu
2019-08-27  4:05       ` [PATCH v2 05/13] t4014: remove spaces after redirect operators Denton Liu
2019-08-27  4:05       ` [PATCH v2 06/13] t4014: use indentable here-docs Denton Liu
2019-08-27  4:05       ` [PATCH v2 07/13] t4014: drop redirections to /dev/null Denton Liu
2019-08-27  4:05       ` [PATCH v2 08/13] t4014: let sed open its own files Denton Liu
2019-08-27  4:05       ` [PATCH v2 09/13] t4014: use test_line_count() where possible Denton Liu
2019-08-27  4:05       ` [PATCH v2 10/13] t4014: remove confusing pipe in check_threading() Denton Liu
2019-08-27  4:05       ` [PATCH v2 11/13] t4014: stop losing return codes of git commands Denton Liu
2019-08-27  4:05       ` [PATCH v2 12/13] Doc: add more detail for git-format-patch Denton Liu
2019-08-27  4:05       ` [PATCH v2 13/13] config/format.txt: specify default value of format.coverLetter Denton Liu
2019-09-04 11:21       ` [PATCH v2 00/13] format-patch: clean up tests and documentation Denton Liu
2019-09-05 19:56         ` Junio C Hamano
2019-09-05 21:40           ` Denton Liu
2019-10-11 19:12   ` [PATCH v4 0/3] format-patch: learn --cover-from-description option Denton Liu
2019-10-11 19:12     ` [PATCH v4 1/3] format-patch: remove erroneous and condition Denton Liu
2019-10-11 19:12     ` [PATCH v4 2/3] format-patch: use enum variables Denton Liu
2019-10-12  2:16       ` Junio C Hamano
2019-10-11 19:12     ` [PATCH v4 3/3] format-patch: teach --cover-from-description option Denton Liu
2019-10-12  2:36       ` Junio C Hamano
2019-10-11 19:23     ` [PATCH v4 4/3] fixup! " Denton Liu
2019-10-12  4:18     ` [PATCH v4 0/3] format-patch: learn " Junio C Hamano
2019-10-14 20:46     ` [PATCH v5 " Denton Liu
2019-10-14 20:46       ` [PATCH v5 1/3] format-patch: change erroneous and condition Denton Liu
2019-10-15  2:16         ` Junio C Hamano
2019-10-15  3:45           ` Denton Liu
2019-10-14 20:47       ` [PATCH v5 2/3] format-patch: use enum variables Denton Liu
2019-10-14 20:47       ` [PATCH v5 3/3] format-patch: teach --cover-from-description option Denton Liu
2019-10-15  2:25         ` Junio C Hamano

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