Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> writes:

> Christian Couder <christian.cou...@gmail.com> writes:
> ...
>>> Why support both '=' and ':'?  Using just one would make it easier to
>>> grep through scripts to see who is adding signoffs.
>> That was already discussed previously.
> I do recall it was discussed previously, but given that a new reader
> posed the same question, I am not sure if the end result in this
> patch under discussion sufficiently answers the question in a
> satisfactory way.
> Thanks.

Sorry, I sent out only a half-response before finishing.

>> The reason is that people are used to "token=value" for command line
>> arguments, but trailers appears in the result as "token: value", so it
>> is better for the user if we support both.

While I do understand the part before ", so" on the second line, I
do not see why that leads to the conclusion at all.

Yes, because it is a well-established convention to separate option
name with its parameter with '=', accepting "--option=parameter"
makes sense.  That may result in a string "Option: parameter" added
to the output from the command.  I am not sure why that output has
anything to do with how the command line should be specified.

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