On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 11:46:51AM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> Jeff King <p...@peff.net> writes:
> > If it were just "--signature", I'd agree. After all, nobody is even
> > complaining. But this is also in preparation for --signature-file.
> > Should the user create a file without a trailing newline?
> Ahh, I missed that part.
> I am fine with processing it with stripspace().

I wasn't planning on anything as drastic as stripspace. I really just
wanted to suppress the one newline, which is almost certainly the right
thing to include for "--signature", but the wrong thing for
"--signature-file" (i.e., the patch I posted earlier).

Stripspace() would drop all extra whitespace, and I wondered if people
would _want_ it in their sigs (e.g., a blank line after the "-- " but
before their .sig content).

I dunno. Maybe it is not worth caring too much about. I don't want to
hold up Jeremiah's patch for something that I suspect neither of us
cares _that_ much about (I know I am not planning on using
--signature-file myself). I just don't want to deal with a patch later
that says "oh, this spacing is wrong" and have to respond "yes, but we
have to retain it so as not to break existing users".

> By the way, at some point we may want to move that helper function
> to strbuf.c, but that is a separate issue.

Agreed. I was touching some string functions earlier today and noticed
that strbuf.c actually contains a lot of non-strbuf functions for
dealing with C strings. That's fine, I guess, but I also wondered if we
should have a separate file for C-string functions. I suppose it doesn't
matter that much either way, as long as it's in a libgit.a file (and
stripspace currently is _not_, which I assume is what you were
indicating above).

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