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From: Eric Sunshine <>
To: Victory Osikwemhe <>
Cc: Git List <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH] doc: change 'The standard email format' to 'The standard date format'
Date: Sun, 2 Jun 2019 02:33:54 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Sat, Jun 1, 2019 at 4:12 PM Victory Osikwemhe
<> wrote:
> The current content of date-formats.txt under the RFC 2822 section
> specifies 'The standard email format' whereas the format specified
> is a date format
> Signed-off-by: Victory Osikwemhe <>
> ---
> diff --git a/Documentation/date-formats.txt b/Documentation/date-formats.txt
> @@ -14,7 +14,7 @@ Git internal format::
>  RFC 2822::
> -       The standard email format as described by RFC 2822, for example
> +       The standard date format as described by RFC 2822, for example
>         `Thu, 07 Apr 2005 22:13:13 +0200`.

Given that not everyone is going to know (or be motivated to discover)
that RFC 2822 is about email, I wonder if this change could make the
text even more self-describing by instead saying this:

    The standard email date format ...

      reply	other threads:[~2019-06-02  7:27 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 2+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-06-01 20:12 [RFC PATCH] doc: change 'The standard email format' to 'The standard date format' Victory Osikwemhe
2019-06-02  6:33 ` Eric Sunshine [this message]

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