On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 4:52 AM, Mischa POSLAWSKY <g...@shiar.nl> wrote:
> Junio C Hamano skribis 2012-9-16 22:22 (-0700):
>> Mischa POSLAWSKY <g...@shiar.nl> writes:
>> > Subject: [PATCH/RFC] format-patch: force default file prefixes in diff
>> > Override user configuration (eg. diff.noprefix) in patches intended for
>> > external consumption to match the default prefixes expected by git-am.
>> > Signed-off-by: Mischa POSLAWSKY <g...@shiar.nl>
>> > ---
>> Not all projects expect to see a/ & b/ prefix and these are
>> configurable for a reason. Robbing the choice that has been
>> supported for quite a long time from them is an unacceptable
> My bad, I was assuming format-patch would mostly interact with git am.
>> Why did you think this may be a good idea in the first place?
>> Perhaps you had configured your diff.noprefix in a wrong
>> configuration file? This is primarily per-project choice, and your
>> clone of git.git should not have diff.noprefix set, neither your
>> $HOME/.gitconfig unless you always work on projects that want
> Then I'm not using it as intended. For me it's just a personal
> preference of how I'd like to review commits (diff/show) so I can easily
> copy-paste file names (less essential since my discovery of git jump,
> but still). It's not something I'd like to be communicated with any
> upstream project (format-patch).
> So it seems I'm asking for a new feature: to be able to configure local
> and inter-project diff options differently. In this case I'd be helped
> by either format.noprefix=0 or a to be bikeshedded localdiff.noprefix=1.
> I don't know about other options though. Does anybody actually want
> mnemonicprefix to be sent out as well?
I once had the same idea and posted a patch for it:
The implementation differs though, the pure path without any
mnemonicprefix is in its own line 'path <path>'. But my current patch
also differs to this old one, in the current one, the path is at the
end 'index' line. But I do not need this feature anymore.
> Another solution could be a single option defining behaviour exceptions:
> format.diff = normal | textconv | noconfig
> Expanding on the existing --(no-)textconv difference in format-patch.
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