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




On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 12:02:49AM +0100, Ramsay Jones wrote:

> > But some of those things are not 1:1 mappings with normalization.  For
> > instance, --json presumably implies --only-trailers. Or are we proposing
> > to break the whole commit message down into components and output it all
> > as json?
> 
> Hmm, to me the operation wasn't so much a normalization, rather
> it was an --unfold (or maybe --un-fold ;-D). I suppose going in
> the other direction could be --fold=72, or some such.

But I really don't want callers to think of it as "unfold". I want it to
be "turn this into something I can parse simply". Hence if we were to
find another case where the output is irregular, I'd feel comfortable
calling that a bug and fixing it (one that I suspect but haven't tested
is that alternate separators probably should all be converted to
colons).

> [blue is my favourite colour ... :-P ]

Yes, I'm feeling that, too. :-/

-Peff