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From: Dmitry Safonov <>
To: Junio C Hamano <>
Cc:, "Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason" <>,
	"Dmitry Safonov" <>,
	"SZEDER Gábor" <>,
	"Andrei Vagin" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCHv3] send-email: Ask if a patch should be sent twice
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 00:05:39 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Hi Junio,

On 7/30/19 11:13 PM, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Dmitry Safonov <> writes:
>> I was almost certain that git won't let me send the same patch twice,
> Why?  And more importantly, does it matter to readers of this
> message what you thought?

I see the point of putting description in impersonal, technical way.
Probably, was irritated after sending 50 patches instead of 37.
Also I've seen that in `git log | grep ' I '` over the project,
not that it justifies using it in the discussed patch.

>> but today I've managed to double-send a directory by a mistake:
>> 	git send-email --to /tmp/timens/
>> 	    --cc 'Dmitry Safonov <>' /tmp/timens/`
>> [I haven't noticed that I put the directory twice ^^]
>> Prevent this shipwreck from happening again by asking if a patch
>> is sent multiple times on purpose.
>> link:
> What does "link:" mean?

It's a tag, usually used to point URL for more information.
Maybe not that common in git-ml, but often it shows an example of what
can go wrong without a patch.

>> Cc: Andrei Vagin <>
> What's the significance for this project to record that this patch
> was CCed to Andrei?

I've felt like I need to give credit to my friend with whom I was
working on the patches set; which I've failed to send properly.
Maybe it's a thing of more opensource-friendly communities like lkml.

>> Suggested-by: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <>
> I think "Helped-by:" is a lot more appropriate, viewing the exchange
> on v2 from the sideline.
>> Signed-off-by: Dmitry Safonov <>

To be honest, I don't feel like going on with v5.
I've underestimate how welcoming some communities are to foreign patches.

If you feel like it's still worth to have the feature, please carry-on
with the tag
Abandoned-by: Dmitry Safonov <>
and don't drop Cc tag.

Thanks and sorry for waisted time,

      parent reply	other threads:[~2019-07-30 23:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-07-30 20:33 Dmitry Safonov
2019-07-30 21:10 ` SZEDER Gábor
2019-07-30 21:19   ` Dmitry Safonov
2019-07-30 22:13 ` Junio C Hamano
2019-07-30 22:56   ` Andrey Vagin
2019-07-31  1:06     ` Jeff King
2019-07-30 23:05   ` Dmitry Safonov [this message]

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