Am 28.03.2014 19:36, schrieb Junio C Hamano:
> Johannes Sixt <> writes:
>> Am 28.03.2014 18:06, schrieb Junio C Hamano:
>>> Johannes Sixt <> writes:
>>>> Am 3/27/2014 19:48, schrieb Junio C Hamano:
>>>>>> From: Kirill Smelkov <>
>>>>>> Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2014 20:21:46 +0400
>>>>>> ...
>>>>> By the way, in general I do not appreciate people lying on the Date:
>>>>> with an in-body header in their patches, either in the original or
>>>>> in rerolls.
>>>> format-patch is not very cooperative in this aspect. When I prepare a
>>>> patch series with format-patch, I find myself editing out the Date: line
>>>> from all patches it produces again and again. :-(
>>> I am not sure what you mean.  If you are pasting the format-patch
>>> output into an editor your MUA is using to receive the body of the
>>> message from you, you would remove all the non-body lines, not just
>>> Date: but Subject: and From:, no?
>> Correct. So I should add that my gripe is about when I want to send a
>> patch series with git-send-email that was prepared with git-format-patch.
> Hmph.  Don't you get fresh timestamps for your messages in such a
> case, ignoring whatever is at the beginning of the input files?
> My reading of git-send-email is:
>  * "$time = time - scalar $#files" prepares the initial "timestamp",
>    so that running two "git send-email" back to back will give
>    timestamps to the series sent out by the first invocation that
>    are older than the ones the second series will get;
>  * "sub send_message" calls "format_2822_time($time++)" to send the
>    first message with that initial "timestamp", incrementing the
>    timestamps by 1 second intervals (without having to actually wait
>    1 second in between messages) for each patch.

Ah, nice! I didn't know that. I never dared to leave an old author date
(or any date) in the patches, and assumed that it would be kept and
disrupt the email time line.

Thanks for the hint, and sorry for the noise.

-- Hannes

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