Re: [PATCH v3 2/5] interpret-trailers: add an option to show only the trailers
- Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:49:15 -0700
- From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 2/5] interpret-trailers: add an option to show only the trailers
Jeff King <peff@xxxxxxxx> writes:
> On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 11:28:52AM -0700, Stefan Beller wrote:
>> > +test_expect_success 'only trailers' '
>> > + git config trailer.sign.command "echo config-value" &&
>> You may want to use 'test_config' here, which keeps the config
>> only for one test. The subsequent tests seem to overwrite the
>> config, so this is not wrong, just not the best style.
> Yeah, I actually considered that but decided to keep style with the rest
> of the script. I agree the whole thing could possibly switch to
> test_config, but I suspect there may be some fallouts (the style of the
> rest of the script seems to assume some continuity between the tests).
I agree with your judgment here. As you said in the "use tool to
enforce consistent style" thread, sometimes humans need to apply
better taste than mechanical tooling could, and I view this one of a
Even though this is not a C coding-style thing, but the essense of
the problem is the same. That is one of the reasons why I earlier
said that we may see more style-only critique to patches if we
introduce a new tool without setting the expectation of what we want
to get out of such a tool straight.