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Re: [PATCH/RFC] sequencer.c: record revert/cherry-pick commit with trailer lines

On Tue, Nov 6, 2018 at 9:57 AM Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Leaving aside the question of whether the pain of switching is worth it,
> I think it's a worthwihle to consider if we could stop hardcoding one
> specific human language in commit messages, and instead leave something
> machine-readable behind.
> We do that with reverts, and also with merge commits, which could be
> given a similar treatment where we change e.g. "Merge branches
> 'jc/convert', 'jc/bigfile' and 'jc/replacing' into jc/streaming" (to use
> git.git's 02071b27f1 as an example) to:
>     Merge-branch-1: jc/convert
>     Merge-branch-2: jc/bigfile
>     Merge-branch-3: jc/replacing
>     Merge-branch-into: jc/streaming
> Then, when rendering the commit in the UI we could parse that out, and
> put a "Merge branches[...]" message at the top, except this time in the
> user's own language.

My first reaction of this was "but branch name is a local thing and
not significant anyway!". But then if people use one branch as a
bundle of other branches like 'pu', then the ability to recreate
branches (with the right name of course) from those merges may be
useful. So... yeah, maybe.