I may have missunderstood.

So today you cannot commit if you don't provide an email address
(usually the first time you try to commit, git asks to "git config
--global author.email=<y...@mail.here>"), if I remember correctly, so
there is definitely a valid (i.e. user approved) email address.

2014-04-24 17:47 GMT+02:00  <ty...@mit.edu>:
> On Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 05:00:13PM +0200, Stefan Beller wrote:
>> > I don't even think we need to query the user to fill out all of the
>> > fields.  We can prepopulate a lot of the fields (name, e-mail address,
>> > etc.) from OS specific defaults that are available on most systems ---
>> > specifically, the default values we would use the name and e-mail
>> > address are not specified in a config file.
>> Please don't. Or you end up again with Commiters like sb@localhost,
>> sbeller@(None) or alike. I mean it's just one question once you setup
>> a new computer, so I'd really like to see that question and then
>> answer myself (at university/employer I might put in another email
>> address than at home anyway, and I'm sure my boxes have no sane
>> defaults)
> But that's no worse than what we have today.  What if we print what
> the defaults were, which might help encourage the user to actually run
> the "git config -e" command?
>                                         - Ted
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