On Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 10:51:04AM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> writes:
> > On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 8:09 PM, Michael S. Tsirkin <m...@redhat.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> OK, after looking into this for a while, I realize
> >> this is a special property of the Signed-off-by footer.
> >> For now I think it's reasonable to just avoid de-duplicating
> >> other footers if any. Agree?
> >
> > Not really. I'd rather see "git am" hardcode as little such policy as 
> > possible.
> > We do need to support S-o-b footer and the policy we defined for it long 
> > time
> > ago, if only for backward compatiblity, but for any other footers,
> > policy decision
> > such as "dedup by default" isn't something "am" should know about.
> By the way, "append without looking for dups" is a policy decision
> that is as bad to have as "append with dedup".
> I'd rather not to see "am.signoff", or any name that implies what
> the "-s" option to the command is about for that matter, to be used
> in futzing with the trailers other than S-o-b in any way.  As I
> understand it, our longer term goal is to defer that task, including
> the user-programmable policy decisions, to something like the
> 'trailer' Christian started.
> I suspect that it may add unnecessary work later if we overloaded
> "signoff" with a similar feature with the change under discussion.
> I would feel safer to see it outlined how we envision to transition
> to a more generic 'trailer' solution later if we were to enhance
> "am" with "am.signoff" now.
> Thanks.

I'll need to look at trailers, if indeed they are a superset of this
functionality, I will transition to trailers when they land on master.
In this case seems easier for me to keep this out tree patch for now,
Good thing I didn't spend time writing docs and tests :)

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