This patch series adds builtin command check-mailmap, similar to check-attr and check-ignore, which allows direct testing of .mailmap configuration. More importantly, as plumbing accessible to scripts and other porcelain, check-mailmap publishes the stable, well-tested .mailmap functionality employed by built-in Git commands.
It is RFC because it lacks documentation; because its utility as a check-foo command is minimal compared to check-attr and check-ignore (although its utility as plumbing for scripts and porcelain is more significant); and because I want to make sure that the project is willing to accept yet another check-foo command. The idea and motivation for git-check-mailmap arose from the effort to implement .mailmap support for git-contacts  (presently at es/contacts in 'pu'). Felipe's Ruby implementation of .mailmap support for his git-related script is introduced in patch 9/15  of v5, and is augmented in patch 10/15  to support invocation from within a subdirectory. His version supports configuration variable mailmap.file, but not mailmap.blob. Rather than rewriting the functionality yet again, this time in Perl, along with all the details and nuances of the C version employed by Git builtins, I decided that it made more sense to expose the well-tested and polished C implementation as plumbing, thus allowing any script or porcelain to take advantage of it. : http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/229533/ : http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/224782/ : http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/224783/ Eric Sunshine (4): builtin: add git-check-mailmap command t4203: test check-mailmap command invocation t4203: test mailmap functionality directly rather than indirectly t4203: consolidate test-repository setup .gitignore | 1 + Makefile | 1 + builtin.h | 1 + builtin/check-mailmap.c | 73 ++++++++++ command-list.txt | 1 + contrib/completion/git-completion.bash | 1 + git.c | 1 + t/t4203-mailmap.sh | 246 +++++++++++++++++---------------- 8 files changed, 209 insertions(+), 116 deletions(-) create mode 100644 builtin/check-mailmap.c -- 18.104.22.168 -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html