Re: [PATCH] Don't send copies to the From: address

From: Junio C Hamano <>
Date: 2006-02-11 14:55:13
Christian Biesinger <> writes:

> Sending copies to the from address is pointless.

Ryan, care to defend this part of the code?  This behaviour
might have been inherited from Greg's original version.

I cannot speak for Ryan or Greg, but I think the script
deliberately does this to support this workflow:

 (1) The original author sends in a patch to a subsystem

 (2) The subsystem maintainer applies the patch to her tree,
     perhaps with her own sign-off and sign-offs by other people
     collected from the list.  She examines it and says this
     patch is good;

 (3) The commit is formatted and sent to higher level of the
     foodchain.  The message is CC'ed to interested parties in
     order to notify that the patch progressed in the

Me, personally I do not like CC: to people on the signed-off-by
list, but dropping a note to From: person makes perfect sense to
me, if it is to notify the progress of the patch.

What you are after _might_ be not CC'ing it if it was your own
patch.  Maybe something like this would help, but even if that
is the case I suspect many people want to CC herself so it needs
to be an optional feature.

-- >8 --
[PATCH] Do not CC me

git diff
diff --git a/git-send-email.perl b/git-send-email.perl
index 3f1b3ca..a02e2f8 100755
--- a/git-send-email.perl
+++ b/git-send-email.perl
@@ -343,7 +343,7 @@ foreach my $t (@files) {
 	close F;
-	$cc = join(", ", unique_email_list(@cc));
+	$cc = join(", ", unique_email_list(grep { $_ ne $from } @cc));

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Received on Sat Feb 11 14:55:50 2006

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