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





On 11/08/17 00:10, Jeff King wrote:
> 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).

Ah, yes, good point.

ATB,
Ramsay Jones