[darcs-users] Suggestion: remind user of DARCS_EMAIL

Max Battcher me at worldmaker.net
Tue Mar 24 22:47:59 UTC 2009


2009/3/24 Eric Kow <kowey at darcs.net>:
> Hi Kevin,
>
> Haven't heard from you in a while.  Note that we've merged the lists,
> so any discussion to darcs-devel actually belongs in darcs-users now.
>
> I'm inclined to agree with Kevin about leaving the actual behaviour as
> is.  I wouldn't mind a help text that more strongly encouraged the use
> of ~/.darcs/author or DARCS_EMAIL.
>
> In general, I tend to be nervous about setting global things
> automatically, because I suspect that what tends to happen is that users
> don't notice it and the system becomes a lot more magical and less
> transparent.  Not sure if I'm making a lot of sense, though.

Possible compromise: What about a simple y/n question after the
prompt: "Darcs has noticed that you haven't set a global default,
would you like to set this as your default? [yN]"

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