[darcs-users] Suggestion: remind user of DARCS_EMAIL

Dan Pascu dan at ag-projects.com
Wed Mar 25 06:01:37 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 25 March 2009, Max Battcher wrote:
> 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]"

I don't think this is a good idea. That question can quickly become 
annoying and people may choose to answer y just to get rid of it without 
thinking of the consequences of setting that value globally.

I think a better approach would be the one I presented in the email I 
wrote earlier.


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