Jeff King <p...@peff.net> writes:
> If I understand your issue, somebody is writing:
> From: them
> To: you
> Date: ...
> Subject: [PATCH] subject line
> commit message body
> some cover letter material that should go below the "---"
> [diffstat + diff]
> How do you know when the commit message body ends, and the cover letter
> begins? We already have two machine-readable formats for separating the
> two ("---" after the commit message, and "-- >8 --" scissors before). Is
> there some machine-readable hint? Is it always the paragraph before the
> "---"? Chopping that off unconditionally seems like a dangerous
Or it could be like this:
Subject: [PATCH] patch title
I was walking my dog when I found a solution to this
problem the other day. Here it is.
commit message body
And I agree that clever heuristics are dangerous. We need to draw a
line somewhere anyway, and the line should be at the place that is
easily understandable to people. That means mechanically parseable
and easy to follow convention to use markers e.g. "---".
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