On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 07:59:28PM +0200, René Scharfe wrote:
> >What about sane_ident_split in builtin/commit.c? It explicitly rejects a
> >NULL date. The logic in determine_author_info is a little hard to follow
> >(it assembles the ident line with fmt_ident and then reparses it), but I
> >believe it should be catching a bogus line from "commit -c", or from
> >GIT_AUTHOR_DATE in the environment.
> Right, so let's keep the NULLs and fix the individual cases. A quick
> "git grep -W -e date_begin -e date_end -e tz_begin -e tz_end" reveals
> that there are only the ones we talked about: blame, pretty, commit
> and -- of course -- ident. And only the first two need fixing.
Yes, that matches the list I came up with in February.
I think we also need to do something about "git cat-file -p", which does
not use the split_ident_line parser (but has its own problems with the
> >As a side note, when determine_author_info sees a bogus ident, it
> >appears to just silently ignore it, which is probably a bad thing.
> >Shouldn't we by complaining? Or am I mis-reading the code?
> The code looks complicated, but I just tried it: fmt_ident() dies if
> you give it an invalid date.
It does seem like determine_author_info can be greatly simplified, but I
haven't looked all that closely.
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