[darcs-users] darcs patch: Add Patch-salt as ignored prefix

Trent W. Buck trentbuck at gmail.com
Sat Oct 11 05:13:33 UTC 2008

zooko <zooko at zooko.com> writes:

> following-up to my own note:
> On Oct 8, 2008, at 10:42 AM, zooko wrote:
>> See what I mean?  That's the key concept of "out-of-band
>> signalling".  Make it so that the metadata which darcs adds and which
>> darcs parses and hides and uses is completely separate from the patch
>> comment that the user edits, and make it so the two cannot be
>> confused with one another.
> Basically, what I would *really* like is if darcs had a way to put
> arbitrary key-value pairs into the patch description such that old
> versions of darcs would ignore key-value pairs whose keys they didn't
> recognize.

+1, except that I don't like having these fields *in* the description.
I'm used to thinking about Description as being itself a field (that's
how debian/control behaves) -- and there are already other fields like
Author and Date.

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