On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 01:54:59AM +0100, Felipe Contreras wrote:
> > But we use the environment to default the field, so the distinction
> > doesn't make much sense to me. Plus, it has always been the case that
> > you can use git without setting user.*, but instead only using the
> > environment. I don't see any reason not to follow that principle here,
> > too.
> And that's why a lot of commits end up like michael
No, it's not. Those broken names do not come from the environment, but
from our last-resort guess of the hostname. We long ago switched to
printing the name as a warning when we have made such a guess (bb1ae3f),
then more recently started rejecting them outright (8c5b1ae).
And I have proposed exactly the same behavior here: respect the
environment and the config, but do not trust the implicit guesses.
> Probably. But what I really want is to stop 'git send-email' from
> asking. I think the one next step further can be done later.
But in the meantime you are causing a regression for anybody who expects
GIT_AUTHOR_NAME to override user.email when running git-send-email (and
you have taken away the prompt that they could have used to notice and
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