Christian Couder <chrisc...@tuxfamily.org> writes: > From: Michael Haggerty <mhag...@alum.mit.edu> > ... > An option like --input-separator might be enough to support this. > >> For me this means: >> >> * Enumerating a list of allowed separators (e.g., [:=#]) > > Junio suggested in a message that users might use different separators > like '%'.
I actually think we shouldn't go any fancier than ":" and nothing else, not even "#". I was hoping that you would eventually realize that there are only two viable extremes when I suggested "the users may want to use other random characters like '%'" and also "the users can specify the 'key' with colon and trailing SP" (in $gmane/245960). - If you want to give the projects greater control of the format, then you cannot rely on "separators" anyway. Your users can list all possible footer "keys" the particular project would use, so that they are recognized by Git, be that "Fixes: 4a28f16", "Bug #12354", without hard-coding what "separator" Git must pay attention to. You can easily find a run of lines that begin with any of the "key" (e.g. "Fixes: ", "Signed-off-by: ", "Bug #", ...) starting from the tail-end of the log message and that is your footer block. No need for "separators" at all. - If you want to give the projects freedom to come up with random new kinds of footers without pre-arrangement, then you need to have a reliable way to say if any line you have never seen could be a footer material. A colon has been used everywhere, and used even in the "Fixes: 4a28f16" example you took from the kernel circle. I think you presented it with '#' but I do not think they even want that, looking at: http://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/ksummit-discuss/2014-May/000618.html I also think that bug tracking system using "Bug #12345" is an unrelated issue, as log viewers would want to highlight and make links out of them anywhere in the log message text, not limited to the log footer part. As to which one of these two we should take, I tend to think that we should start small and limited; loosening the syntax later is much easier than going the other way, i.e. ":" and nothing else. -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html