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Re: Requesting suggestions for a good sample "prepare-commit-msg" hook

Kaartic Sivaraam <kaarticsivaraam91196@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

>> On Wed, 2017-07-05 at 10:00 -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>> > I am not so sure that we are searching for them, to be honest (who
>> > are we in this context anyway?)
> Imagining HTML could be used in plain-text,
> <strike> I think I misinterpreted your sentence in one of the other
> mails (found below), </strike> Sorry for that sloppy sentence. More
> correctly, the "we" in that context is the same as the "we" in the
> context of the text quoted below,
>>     That sounds like a sample that is there not because it would be
>>     useful, but because we couldn't think of any useful example.
> Link to the post that has the quoted text,
> http://public-inbox.org/git/%3Cxmqqy3s7nbkm.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx%3E/

I honestly do not see your point.  Yes, I said that the change
indicates that there is no useful example found (so far).  That does
not necessarily mean that we must find a useful example so that we
can keep this sample script, which now became useless, alive.  

I am questioning the assumption that it helps users to have a sample
for prepare-commit-msg shipped with our source, and I suspect that
it may no longer be true.  If the sole purpose of finding a useful
example is to keep the sample script alive, when the sample script
is no longer a useful thing to ship, then it does sound like "a
solution looking for a problem", no?