On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 2:34 AM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> Eric Sunshine <sunsh...@sunshineco.com> writes:
>> ... Is it desirable to do so
>> or should the user have more fine-grained control? ("xargs -0" comes
>> to mind when thinking of a null-termination input switch.)
> For the purposes of check-attr and check-ignore, a single "-z"
> governing both is sufficient.  I think you already got that from my
> 4-patch series, but the core reason for that is :

I'm reading it right now.

>  - when "-z" is used, the user knows the input paths may need
>    protection against LF.
>  - our output contains these same paths.
>  - which means our output cannot be expressed unambiguously using LF
>    as record separator.
> For the purpose of check-mailmap, I actually do not see much point
> in supporting "-z" format.  We do not even handle names or addresses
> with LF in it.  The mailmap format would not let you express such
> records in the first place, no?

You're right. I had this exact argument in mind for why
null-termination was not needed on the input side of check-mailmap,
but for some reason I had a blind spot concerning the output side.
I'll drop this option in the next re-roll.
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