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Re: [PATCH 3/5] interpret-trailers: add an option to show only existing trailers

On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 10:27:19AM -0700, Stefan Beller wrote:

> > I'm not fond of that, as it's vague about which exact trailers we're
> > talking about. I also thought of something like --verbatim, but I'd
> > worry that would seem to conflict with --normalize.
> >
> > I dunno. All of the names seem not quite descriptive enough to me.
> I meant 'exact' as in 'exactly from the patch/commit, no external
> influence such as config', so maybe '--from-patch' or '--from-commit'
> (which says the same as --no-config just the other way round.
> Having --no- in config options as the standard is a UX disaster
> IMHO as then we have to forbid the --no-no-X or reintroduce X
> and flip the default)

Yes, that was definitely the other reason I didn't want to call it
"--no-config".  :)

It's not always from a patch or commit. The most accurate along those
lines is "--from-input". 

> Maybe --genuine ?

But in the greater context I think that's vague again; we don't know
which part of the command's operation is "genuine".

Perhaps "--exact-input" hits all of those. Or maybe "--only-input" to
match the other "--only".

I think I like that last one the best. It makes it clear that we are
looking just at the input, and not anything else. Which is exactly what
the feature does.