[darcs-users] announcing darcs 2.1.0pre3

Trent W. Buck trentbuck at gmail.com
Fri Oct 3 00:09:54 UTC 2008

Eric Kow <kowey at darcs.net> writes:

> On Thu, Oct 02, 2008 at 15:19:46 -0400, Max Battcher wrote:
>> meaningful when it shows up in .dpatch-es.  For instance, "Patch-salt:" 
>> would provide more information about what that field is and why the UI 
>> hides it but it is contained in the patches.

+1, for the reasons Eric gives:

> Interesting thought.  The code is designed to allow us to rename or
> add more ignorable fields in the future.  Indeed "Patch salt" sounds
> more informative.  Send a patch?

Also, RFC 822 specifies extension fields have names starting with "X-".
Perhaps a similar convention could be used here?  That is, as separate

- by default, darcs suppresses X- fields in user output.
- darcs >>2.1 uses X-Patch-Salt internally to avoid <a problem>.

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