Linus Torvalds <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> I'd _really_ prefer to not have any preferences or other metadata files
> under version control within that same project.

Don't you think that would be a per-project decision?  Is it
acceptable if I make sure that .gitinfo/* is _optional_ and
things do not break for projects that do not use it?

I hope you are not vetoing the ongoing discussion in another
thread from including the per-project configuration.

Some people want to run their project differently, and one thing
I see often done is to have pre-commit hooks that always run
test suites [*1*].  I do not think it is an unreasonable thing for
Porcelains to support, and what I am trying to get at is if two
Porcelains decide to support it, they do it in a compatible way.

> And personal preferences are just that - personal. I do _not_ want to have 
> the kernel project history have things like "editor preferences" etc in 
> the revision history - you might want to revision them, but that would be 
> totally independent of the history of the project itself.

I agree.  The .gitinfo/fake-parents may be a good thing in that
sense to have project-wide, and as long as the kernel person
(that is you) do not add .gitinfo/commit-template you would be
happy, wouldn't you?


*1* Personally sometimes I feel myself that is silly, but that
is _other_ people's project, not my own.  I think letting them
follow their own workflow to slow themselves is better than
outright forbidding it and telling them not to do it.

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