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From: Anders Waldenborg <>
To: Jeff King <>
Cc: Christian Couder <>,
	Junio C Hamano <>, git <>,
	Jonathan Tan <>
Subject: Re: Questions about trailer configuration semantics
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 00:57:51 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Jeff King writes:

> On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 08:37:26PM +0200, Christian Couder wrote:
>> > > I noticed some undocumented and (at least to me) surprising behavior in
>> > > trailers.c.
>> > >
>> > > When configuring a value in trailer.<token>.key it causes the trailer to
>> > > be normalized to that in "git interpret-trailers --parse".
>> > > E.g:
>> > >  $ printf '\naCKed: Zz\n' | \
>> > >    git -c 'trailer.Acked.key=Acked' interpret-trailers --parse
>> > >  will emit: "Acked: Zz"
>> Yeah, I think that's nice, as it can make sure that the key appears in
>> the same way. It's true that it would be better if it would be
>> documented.
> I'd note that this also happens without --parse.

Right, and it also happens with "--only-input" (part of "--parse")

"--only-input" is documented as follows:

   Output only trailers that exist in the input; do not add any from the
   command-line or by following configured trailer.* rules.


> I don't recall being aware of this prefix matching until this thread, so
> I doubt that the current behavior of --parse was something I tried for
> intentionally. It's mostly just using the existing code, plus a few
> extra options (listed in the docs). I'm not opposed to adding an option
> to do strict matching and/or avoid rewriting, and then possibly adding
> that into --parse by default.

Would that option also be set for the parsing done by "%(trailers)"
pretty format specifier?

> I don't have much of an opinion on which behavior would be preferred.
> I've never actually had a use case for configuring trailer.*.key, as I
> usually am only looking at reading existing trailers to collect stats,
> etc.

I'm also mainly using in reading trailers (mostly with pretty format
"%(trailers:key=x)") and then these convenience shortcuts doesn't really
seem helpful, they rather add a small risk of mangling my data. Not that
this has caused any problems for me in practice.

  reply	other threads:[~2020-07-27 22:57 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-27 16:45 Questions about trailer configuration semantics Anders Waldenborg
2020-07-27 17:18 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-27 18:37   ` Christian Couder
2020-07-27 19:40     ` Jeff King
2020-07-27 22:57       ` Anders Waldenborg [this message]
2020-07-27 23:42         ` Jeff King
2020-07-27 20:11     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-27 22:17       ` Anders Waldenborg
2020-07-27 23:05         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-28  0:01           ` Anders Waldenborg
2020-07-27 21:41     ` Anders Waldenborg
2020-07-27 22:53       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-27 23:17         ` Anders Waldenborg
2020-07-28  7:07       ` Christian Couder
2020-07-28 15:41         ` Jeff King
2020-07-28 16:40           ` Junio C Hamano

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