> 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?
In addition we shouldn't consider user@host a valid e-mail. In the vast
majority of cases it's not.
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