Jeff King <> writes:

> You could do:
>   #define DEFAULT_SIGNATURE git_version_string
>   static const char *signature = DEFAULT_SIGNATURE;
>   ...
>   if (signature == DEFAULT_SIGNATURE)
>      ...
> but maybe that is getting a little unwieldy, considering the scope of
> the original problem.

I agree.  It is an invitation for doing something like

        #define DEFAULT_SIGNATURE "-- \nfoo bar\n"

which defeats the purpose.

I have an unrelated and larger design level suggestion, but it may
be better for me to refrain from sending it during the -rc freeze.
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