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From: Denton Liu <liu.denton@gmail.com>
To: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
Cc: Git Mailing List <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/7] teach branch-specific options for format-patch
Date: Tue, 7 May 2019 10:19:42 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20190507141942.GA359@archbookpro.localdomain> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <xmqq4l66myn3.fsf@gitster-ct.c.googlers.com>

Hi Junio,

On Tue, May 07, 2019 at 05:56:00PM +0900, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Denton Liu <liu.denton@gmail.com> writes:
>
> > Currently, format-patch only accepts branch.<name>.description as a
> > branch-specific configuration variable. However, there are many other
> > options which would be useful to have on a branch-by-branch basis,
> > namely cover letter subject and To: and Cc: headers.
> >
> > Teach format-patch to recognise these branch-specific configuration
> > options.
> >
> > Note that this patchset[1] was created using these new configuration
> > options:
> >
> > 	[branch "submitted/fix-revisions-txt"]
> > 		coverSubject = "cleanup revisions.txt"
> > 		cc = "Andreas Heiduk <asheiduk@gmail.com>"
> > 		cc = "Duy Nguyen <pclouds@gmail.com>"
> > 		cc = "Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>"
>
> Do we have format.<something> configuration for these things?

Currently, we have format.{to,cc} but not format.coverSubject. The
reason why is that for the cover-subject, I didn't think that it would
make a lot of sense to have a general configuration for this since it
varies between branches, just like how branch.<name>.description does
not have a matching format.description.

>
> What I am trying to get at is if these are better structured similar
> to http options where http.<something> supplies the overall default
> for <something>, while http.<destination>.<something> gives a more
> destination site specific override of that default.  I.e. format.cc
> is used as fallback, while format.<branch>.cc is used to override.

The reason why I chose to use branch.<name>.* is because format-patch
currently reads from branch.<name>.description and I wanted to build on
top of that. In addition, I didn't want to scatter branch-specific
configs in two different place (i.e. have a branch.<branchName>.description
alongside a format.<branchName>.coverSubject).

>
> In any case, it smells to me that branch.<branch>.cc does not hint
> strongly enough that they are meant to affect format-patch.
>
>

Would you suggest moving to a format.<branchname>.* approach or would it
make sense to rename the configs to something like
branch.<name>.{emailCoverSubject,emailTo,emailCc}?

Thanks,

Denton

  reply	other threads:[~2019-05-07 14:19 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 59+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-05 16:24 Denton Liu
2019-05-05 16:24 ` [PATCH 1/7] t4014: clean up style Denton Liu
2019-05-05 16:24 ` [PATCH 2/7] Doc: add more detail for git-format-patch Denton Liu
2019-05-05 16:24 ` [PATCH 3/7] branch.c: extract read_branch_config function Denton Liu
2019-05-05 16:24 ` [PATCH 4/7] format-patch: make cover letter subject configurable Denton Liu
2019-05-05 16:24 ` [PATCH 5/7] format-patch: move extra_headers logic later Denton Liu
2019-05-05 16:24 ` [PATCH 6/7] string-list: create string_list_append_all Denton Liu
2019-05-05 16:24 ` [PATCH 7/7] format-patch: read branch-specific To: and Cc: headers Denton Liu
2019-05-07  8:56 ` [PATCH 0/7] teach branch-specific options for format-patch Junio C Hamano
2019-05-07 14:19   ` Denton Liu [this message]
2019-05-07 15:05     ` Junio C Hamano
2019-05-07 15:21       ` Denton Liu
2019-05-07 15:46         ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2019-05-08  1:45           ` Junio C Hamano
2019-05-31  2:00             ` [RFC PATCH] config: learn the "onbranch:" includeIf condition Denton Liu
2019-05-31 12:58               ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-05-31 13:16                 ` Denton Liu
2019-05-31 17:23                   ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-05-31 18:44                     ` Denton Liu
2019-05-31 19:33               ` [PATCH v2] " Denton Liu
2019-05-31 20:14                 ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-06-05  8:02                   ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-06-05 10:08                 ` Duy Nguyen
2019-06-05 21:21                 ` [PATCH v3] " Denton Liu
2019-06-06 12:52                   ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-05-17  0:27 ` [PATCH v2 0/6] teach branch-specific options for format-patch Denton Liu
2019-05-17  0:27   ` [PATCH v2 1/6] t4014: clean up style Denton Liu
2019-05-17  0:27   ` [PATCH v2 2/6] Doc: add more detail for git-format-patch Denton Liu
2019-05-17  0:27   ` [PATCH v2 3/6] format-patch: make cover letter subject configurable Denton Liu
2019-05-17  0:27   ` [PATCH v2 4/6] format-patch: move extra_headers logic later Denton Liu
2019-05-17  0:27   ` [PATCH v2 5/6] string-list: create string_list_append_all Denton Liu
2019-05-17  0:27   ` [PATCH v2 6/6] format-patch: read branch-specific To: and Cc: headers Denton Liu
2019-05-17  4:12   ` [PATCH v2 0/6] teach branch-specific options for format-patch Junio C Hamano
2019-05-17  7:25     ` Denton Liu
2019-05-17 16:54       ` Denton Liu
2019-05-22  2:44   ` [PATCH v3 0/8] " Denton Liu
2019-05-22  2:44     ` [PATCH v3 1/8] t4014: clean up style Denton Liu
2019-05-22  2:44     ` [PATCH v3 2/8] Doc: add more detail for git-format-patch Denton Liu
2019-05-22  2:44     ` [PATCH v3 3/8] format-patch: infer cover letter from branch description Denton Liu
2019-05-22  2:44     ` [PATCH v3 4/8] format-patch: move extra_headers logic later Denton Liu
2019-05-22  2:44     ` [PATCH v3 5/8] string-list: create string_list_append_all Denton Liu
2019-05-22  2:44     ` [PATCH v3 6/8] format-patch: read branch-specific To: and Cc: headers Denton Liu
2019-05-22  2:44     ` [PATCH v3 7/8] format-patch: move output_directory logic later Denton Liu
2019-05-22  2:44     ` [PATCH v3 8/8] format-patch: read branch-specific output directory Denton Liu
2019-05-31  0:30     ` [PATCH v3 0/8] teach branch-specific options for format-patch Denton Liu
2019-06-14 21:56     ` [RESEND PATCH " Denton Liu
2019-06-14 21:56       ` [RESEND PATCH v3 1/8] t4014: clean up style Denton Liu
2019-06-14 21:56       ` [RESEND PATCH v3 2/8] Doc: add more detail for git-format-patch Denton Liu
2019-06-14 21:56       ` [RESEND PATCH v3 3/8] format-patch: infer cover letter from branch description Denton Liu
2019-06-14 21:56       ` [RESEND PATCH v3 4/8] format-patch: move extra_headers logic later Denton Liu
2019-06-14 21:56       ` [RESEND PATCH v3 5/8] string-list: create string_list_append_all Denton Liu
2019-06-14 21:56       ` [RESEND PATCH v3 6/8] format-patch: read branch-specific To: and Cc: headers Denton Liu
2019-06-14 21:56       ` [RESEND PATCH v3 7/8] format-patch: move output_directory logic later Denton Liu
2019-06-14 21:56       ` [RESEND PATCH v3 8/8] format-patch: read branch-specific output directory Denton Liu
2019-10-15  9:06     ` [PATCH v6 0/3] format-patch: learn --infer-cover-subject option (also t4014 cleanup) Denton Liu
2019-10-15  9:06       ` [PATCH v6 1/3] format-patch: replace erroneous and condition Denton Liu
2019-10-15  9:06       ` [PATCH v6 2/3] format-patch: use enum variables Denton Liu
2019-10-15  9:06       ` [PATCH v6 3/3] format-patch: teach --cover-from-description option Denton Liu
2019-10-16  1:28       ` [PATCH v6 0/3] format-patch: learn --infer-cover-subject option (also t4014 cleanup) Junio C Hamano

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