[darcs-users] Change message to ask for "author id" instead of "email"

zander at kde.org zander at kde.org
Wed Mar 9 21:14:08 UTC 2005


On Wed, Mar 09, 2005 at 10:33:04AM -0800, Kannan Goundan wrote:
> 
> The first time you record to a repo, Darcs asks for a name to use for
> the patch author.  The question it poses is:
> 
>   "What is your email address?"
> 
> I usually end up typing my email address instead of the more common
> "Name <email>" string.  Yes, that's a stupid thing to do considering
> the fact that the help message provides a proper example.  Then
> again, GPG composes an ID by asking you multiple questions so I
> suppose I might have gotten used to that.
> 
> Would anyone mind if the question was reworded:
> 
>   "What is your author id?"

Yes, I'd mind. :)

An "author id" is a term that is so loosly defined I would be surprised if
many people will agree on what it is, let alone type something including an
email address.

There is actually nothing wrong with a user just typing an email address,
so as a counter example (nice to start learing Haskell :) is to ask a
followup question for the users full name IF the email question does not
find the regexp normally used:
    /^.*?\<\S+\S\.\S{2,6}\>$/

-- 
Thomas Zander




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