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Re: [PATCH 4/5] interpret-trailers: add an option to normalize output




On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 1:03 AM, Jeff King <peff@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The point of "--only-trailers" is to give a caller an output
> that's easy for them to parse. Getting rid of the
> non-trailer material helps, but we still may see more
> complicated syntax like whitespace continuation. Let's add
> an option to normalize the output into one "key: value" line
> per trailer.
>
> As a bonus, this could be used even without --only-trailers
> to clean up unusual formatting in the incoming data.

This is useful for the parsing part, but for the writing part we'd
rather want to have the opposite thing, such as
'--line-break=rfc822'. But this doesn't have to be part of this
series. With this in mind, I do not quite understand the latter
use case how you would use normalized trailers without
--only-trailers?