On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 06:53:07PM -0800, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Adam Spiers <g...@adamspiers.org> writes:
> > OK, thanks for the information.  IMHO it would be nice if 'git
> > format-patch' and 'git am' supported this style of inline patch
> > inclusion, but maybe there are good reasons to discourage it?
> "git am --scissors" is a way to process such e-mail where the patch
> submitter continues discussion in the top part of a message,
> concludes the message with:
>       A patch to do so is attached.
>       -- >8 --
> and then tells the MUA to read in an output from format-patch into
> the e-mail buffer.

Ah, nice!  I didn't know about that.

>  You still need to strip out unneeded headers
> like the "From ", "From: " and "Date: " lines when you add the
> scissors anyway, and this is applicable only for a single-patch
> series, so the "feature" does not fit well as a format-patch option.

Rather than requiring the user to manually strip out unneeded headers,
wouldn't it be friendlier and less error-prone to add a new --inline
option to format-patch which omitted them in the first place?  It
should be easy to make it bail with an error when multiple revisions
are requested.
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