Josh Triplett <j...@joshtriplett.org> writes:
> This provides a shorter and more convenient alias for
> --subject-prefix='RFC PATCH'.
Shorter and more convenient is quite subjective but more important
as a justification is that we believe [RFC PATCH] is used fairly
commonly (at least in certain circles).
> Includes documentation in the format-patch manpage, and a new test
> covering --rfc.
We can see that from diffstat ;-)
I'd retitle this like so:
format-patch: add "--rfc" for the common case of [RFC PATCH]
Add an alias for --subject-prefix='RFC PATCH', which is used
commonly in some development communities to deserve such a
Signed-off-by: Josh Triplett <j...@joshtriplett.org>
Reviewed-by: Jeff King <p...@peff.net>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com>
> diff --git a/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt
> index 9624c84..9b200b3 100644
> --- a/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt
> @@ -19,7 +19,8 @@ SYNOPSIS
> [--start-number <n>] [--numbered-files]
> [--in-reply-to=Message-Id] [--suffix=.<sfx>]
> - [--subject-prefix=Subject-Prefix] [(--reroll-count|-v) <n>]
> + [--rfc] [--subject-prefix=Subject-Prefix]
> + [(--reroll-count|-v) <n>]
> [--to=<email>] [--cc=<email>]
> [--[no-]cover-letter] [--quiet] [--notes[=<ref>]]
> [<common diff options>]
> @@ -172,6 +173,11 @@ will want to ensure that threading is disabled for `git
> allows for useful naming of a patch series, and can be
> combined with the `--numbered` option.
> + Alias for `--subject-prefix="RFC PATCH"`. RFC means "Request For
> + Comments"; use this when sending an experimental patch for
> + discussion rather than application.
I do not think we want to be in the business of encouragign or
discouraging the use of "[RFC PATCH]".
--rfc:: A short-hand for `--subject-prefix="RFC PATCH"`.
RFC stands for "request for comments" and such a
prefix is used in some development communities when
sending a patch primarily to illustrate an idea to
help discussion, rather than to be applied.
The code and test both look good to me.