On 2019-10-09 at 02:19:47, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> I think we have been happy with (1) a comment at the end of the log
> message that says X worked together with Y and Z to produce this
> patch, and (2) the trailer block that has S-o-b: from X, Y and Z,
> without any need for Co-authored-by: trailer so far, and I do not
> see any reason to change it in this project.
> If other projects wants to use such a footer, that's their choice,
> but I am fairly negative to the idea to open the gate to unbounded
> number of new options for new trailer lines.  We do not even have
> such options like --acked=<acker>, --reported=<reporter>, for the
> trailers that are actively used already (and to make sure nobody
> misunderstands, I do not think it is a good idea to add such
> individual options).

If we don't want to add this option explicitly, which I understand, it
may be useful to add an option to add arbitrary commit trailers to a
commit message when creating it.

Git uses a patch-based workflow, where adding trailers is relatively
easy, but for folks using pull request-based workflows without signoffs,
using Co-authored-by can be a great way to note when folks have worked
together on a patch.  An option to git commit such as --trailer would
allow folks to add whatever trailers they wish, including this one,
without us needing to bless particular options.

I, for one, would be excited to see a series which did this.
brian m. carlson: Houston, Texas, US
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