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Re: Parsing trailers




Hi William,

On Mon, Dec 24, 2018 at 7:52 PM William Chargin <wchargin@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Hi Christian: thanks for your reply.
>
> > Changing the default separator as shown above, should make it easier
> > to parse the result.
>
> But this actually also changes which lines are considered trailers,
> right?

Yes.

> If the commit message ends with
>
>     Signed-off-by: one
>     Signed-off-by| two
>
> and the user’s `trailer.separators` is set to `:`, then the correct
> result should be only `Signed-off-by: one`. But when adding `|` as a
> separator, we also see `Signed-off-by: two` in the result.

Yeah, but you can perhaps check that the input doesn't contain '|'
before doing the above. If it does contain '|' then you can probably
find another char that it doesn't contain and use that char instead of
'|'.

Another solution would be to develop a trailer.outputseparator config
option, which should not be very difficult.

Best,
Christian.