Re: git and time

From: Shawn Pearce <spearce@spearce.org>
Date: 2006-09-28 07:36:07
Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net> wrote:
> Shawn Pearce <spearce@spearce.org> writes:
> 
> > You are missing:
> > +	setup_ident();
> >
> > Without that reflog can't get the proper committer data from the
> > host's gecos information.  This is probably what is desired for
> > most pushes over SSH.
> 
> What's even more interesting is when there is .git/config file
> and you do not override it with environment variables; the log
> entry will be made under the name of the repository user.name in
> such a case.

Yes.  :-)

Shared repository owners might want to not set user.name in their
config files.

Another way around this would be to create a variation of
git_default_config for use in receive-pack.c that doesn't recognize
user.name/user.email.
 
> >> +	git_config(git_default_config);
> >> +
> >>  	write_head_info();
> 
> Often setup_ident() needs to go together with git_config(), and
> you need to remember that setup must come before config.  These
> rules are a bit cumbersome to follow and I often forget.
> 
> I wonder if we can have a simpler start-up sequence perhaps to
> avoid future mistakes like this?

I think most places we are "starting up" we invoke both, in that
order.  Which sort of implies maybe we could just fold setup_ident
into git_config.

-- 
Shawn.
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Received on Thu Sep 28 07:36:23 2006

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