[libvirt] git send-email should not allow 'y' for in-reply-to

Eric Blake eblake at redhat.com
Fri Jan 11 16:39:06 UTC 2013

[raising this UI wart to the git list]

On 01/11/2013 01:42 AM, Peter Krempa wrote:
> On 01/11/13 07:31, Chunyan Liu wrote:
>> This patch series is to...

> Please don't answer "y" when git send email shows the following prompt:
> "Message-ID to be used as In-Reply-To for the first email?"
> you should respond with a message ID there. Unfortunately we have a
> growing thread that contains submissions with this mistake.

Anyone willing to patch upstream 'git send-email' to reject a simple 'y'
rather than blindly sending a bad messageID for the in-reply-to field,
to help future users avoid this mistake?  Obviously, it won't help until
the patch eventually percolates into distros, so it would be a few more
months before we see the benefits, but down the road it will prevent
confusing threads.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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