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[perl #122663] PATCH: Fix git-format-patch commands and clarify git-send-email policy

Father Chrysostomos via RT
October 22, 2014 04:57
[perl #122663] PATCH: Fix git-format-patch commands and clarify git-send-email policy
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On Sun Aug 31 17:42:34 2014, wrote:
> On Aug 31, 2014, at 8:57 AM, James E Keenan via RT <perlbug-
>> wrote:
> > On Sun Aug 31 01:24:33 2014, wrote:
> >> The git format-patch -M option takes a branch (blead), not a remote
> >> name (origin).
> >
> > As for the first patch: I myself had never heard of the '-M' option
> > to git-format-patch, so I have never used it -- and the documentation
> > in 'man git-format-patch' for '-M' doesn't draw a clear connection to
> > me to the "branch vs. remote" issue.  So I would like others'
> > opinions.
> Had I read the git-format-patch docs (like I did just now), I'd've saw
> that it's not the -M option taking the argument, but just the
> <revision range> argument to git-format-patch: We want all commits
> from where we branched from "blead" (the "start" of the branch, after
> being properly rebased if necessary) to the current HEAD (which is
> implicit by not saying anything after the "..").

Yes, your original explanation for the change was wrong, but your change is correct nonetheless. :-)

I have applied the two remaining patches as c98156331 and 5df2441.  Thank you.


Father Chrysostomos

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