Jeff King <p...@peff.net> writes: > Commit a908047 taught format-patch the "--from" option, > which places the author ident into an in-body from header, > and uses the committer ident in the rfc822 from header. The > documentation claims that it will omit the in-body header > when it is the same as the rfc822 header, but the code never > implemented that behavior. > > This patch completes the feature by comparing the two idents > and doing nothing when they are the same (this is the same > as simply omitting the in-body header, as the two are by > definition indistinguishable in this case). This makes it > reasonable to turn on "--from" all the time (if it matches > your particular workflow), rather than only using it when > exporting other people's patches.
This fix makes 100% sense to me under the assumption that the "--from" option is a good idea, but then it makes me wonder why we need the option in the first place. What would break if we made pp->from_ident default to the value of GIT_COMMITTER_IDENT? -- 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