Adam Spiers <> writes:

> On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 06:53:07PM -0800, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>> Adam Spiers <> 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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