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Re: [PATCH v2 2/3] cherry-pick/revert: add scissors line on merge conflict

Denton Liu <liu.denton@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Fix a bug where the scissors line is placed after the Conflicts:
> section, in the case where a merge conflict occurs and
> commit.cleanup = scissors.
> Note that the removal of the if-else tower in git_sequencer_config may
> appear to be a no-op refactor but it actually isn't. First of all, we
> now accept "default". More importantly, though, if
> commit.cleanup = scissors, the cleanup enum will be set to
> are reverting or cherry-picking. This allows us to append scissors to
> MERGE_MSG in the case of a conflict.

Good thing to point out in the log message.

> diff --git a/Documentation/git-cherry-pick.txt b/Documentation/git-cherry-pick.txt
> index d35d771fc8..5c086d78c8 100644
> diff --git a/Documentation/git-revert.txt b/Documentation/git-revert.txt
> index 837707a8fd..1894010e60 100644
> --- a/Documentation/git-revert.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/git-revert.txt
> @@ -66,6 +66,13 @@ more details.
>  	With this option, 'git revert' will not start the commit
>  	message editor.
> +--cleanup=<mode>::
> +	This option determines how the commit message will be cleaned up before
> +	being passed on. See linkgit:git-commit[1] for more details. In
> +	addition, if the '<mode>' is given a value of `scissors`, scissors will
> +	be prepended to MERGE_MSG before being passed on in the case of a
> +	conflict.

These both say "prepended", but shouldn't the code

 - add the merge message proper, with the expectation that it would
   be used more or less intact in the final commit message; then

 - add the scissors; then

 - append informative cruft that would be removed, only to help
   human users.

in this order?  I'd expect that most people would consider that the
primary payload of MERGE_MSG file is the part that would become the
commit message, so I would have expected the second step would be
described as "appended to".

Another thing I notice is that this singles out "scissors" mode;
doesn't the code do anything worth describing with other clean-up

> +	sed "s/[a-f0-9]\{40\}/objid/" .git/MERGE_MSG >actual &&

Use $_x40 (or $OID_REGEX) to make it more readable and also