Phillip Susi <ps...@ubuntu.com> writes:

> On 01/08/2013 05:42 PM, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>> It is very easy to miss misidentification of scissors line; as a 
>> dangerous, potentially information losing option, I do not think
>> it should be on by default.
>
> I suppose if it only requires one instance of >8 or <8 and one -, it
> might be *slightly* dangerous, but if it required a slightly longer
> minimum line length, it would be pretty darn unlikely to get triggered
> by accident, and of course, is easily disabled.

"Easily disabled" is never a good enough reason to change the long
established default of not doing anything funky unless the user
explicitly asks it to do things differently.

You could introduce a new configuration variable "am.scissors" and
personally turn it on, though.  Setting that variable *does* count
as the user explicitly asking for it.

> I often see patches being tweaked in response to feedback and
> resubmitted, usually with a description of what has changed since the
> previous version.  Such descriptions don't need to be in the change
> log when it is finally applied and seem a perfect use of scissors.

Putting such small logs under "---" line is the accepted practice.
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