[darcs-users] announcing darcs 2.1.0pre3

Max Battcher me at worldmaker.net
Fri Oct 3 01:41:44 UTC 2008


Trent W. Buck wrote:
> 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?

Sent a patch adding "Patch-salt: " to the appropriate list, which was 
interesting to search for, not having too great of a sense of darcs' 
repository organization.

> Also, RFC 822 specifies extension fields have names starting with "X-".
> Perhaps a similar convention could be used here?  That is, as separate
> features:
> 
> - by default, darcs suppresses X- fields in user output.
> - darcs >>2.1 uses X-Patch-Salt internally to avoid <a problem>.

Well, Patch-salt isn't really an extension field to darcs as the 
proposal is to make it standard, by default, always on in darcs.  On the 
other hand, extending the current ignore support to support a Regex such 
as "^X\-([\w\-]+): " might provide a useful extension area for third 
party tools to use (for example "X-Tailor-Something: ").

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