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

On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 09:02:24AM +0200, Christian Couder wrote:

> > 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).
> Though "fixing" this after a release has been made might introduce a
> regression for people who would already use the option on trailers
> with different separators. That's also why I don't like --normalize.
> We just don't know if we will need to "fix" it a lot to make sure
> scripts using it will work in all cases.
> If we use --no-fold or --oneline instead, we don't promise too much
> from this option, so users cannot say that they expect it to work for
> them in all cases.

But promising a normalized form is exactly what I want from the option.

That said, I'm OK to promise that via "--parse", and call this --unfold,
if you really feel strongly.