On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 07:30:56AM -0600, Eric Blake wrote:

> > We've talked about it several times, but it's never happened (probably
> > because most people don't actually use notes).
> And people (like me) don't use notes because they aren't documented.
> Catch-22, so we have to start somewhere.

Oh, I definitely agree your patch is the right direction. I was just
explaining why it hasn't happened, even though people think it's a good

> I'll submit a v2 with the non-controversial edits, and spend some time
> trying to figure out how to isolate the portion of pretty-options.txt
> that is relevant to format-patch.  If it's easy enough, I can also
> consider using --- instead of Notes: as the separator when using
> format-patch.

Hmm. After digging in the archive, it seems we (including both you and
me!) have discussed this several times, and there are even some patches
floating around. Maybe one of them would be a good starting point for
your submission (I did not read carefully over all of the arguments for

  Patch from Thomas, Feb 2010:


  Discussion between us, Dec 2010:


  Patch from Michael, Apr 2011:


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