Web lists-archives.com

Re: [PATCH] RFC: Introduce '.gitorderfile'

On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 01:44:46PM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> Stefan Beller <sbeller@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> >   I want to force myself to think about the design before pointing out
> >   memory leaks and coding style, so the least I would wish for is:
> >     *.h
> >     *.c
> >   but as we have more to look at, I would want to have the most abstract
> >   thing to come first. And most abstract from the actual code is the
> >   user interaction, the documentation.
> This is exactly why I invented the orderfile in the first place.
> But such a "policy" is not something a project would want to enforce
> its users all the time; it is left to personal preference of the
> participants.
> Just set diff.orderFile to suit your taste without bothering other
> people, I would say.

I could see somebody arguing that format-patch should respect a project
preference, since its primary purpose is to communicate your work to the
rest of the project.

But then you could make a similar argument for other diff options, too.