The users I am referring to generally have a --- line, rather than a scissor,
between the cover text and commit. Also, there is (almost) always a From: line
and subject at the top of the patch proper.
Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
>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
>> begins? We already have two machine-readable formats for separating
>> two ("---" after the commit message, and "-- >8 --" scissors before).
>> there some machine-readable hint? Is it always the paragraph before
>> "---"? 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
> S-o-b: ...
>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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