Link: tags for new submission -- UPDATE

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Fri Apr 08 2011 - 15:06:00 EST

On 04/07/2011 08:20 AM, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> On 04/07/2011 08:03 AM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
>> D'0h ok.. but the scheme would work with any generated msgid, all we
>> need is to generate one for commits that lack a Link tag and insert it
>> using the prepare-commit-msg/commit-msg hooks and for the post-commit
>> hook to recognize it and use that actual msgid.
>> The only thing to avoid is msgid collision, but given that MUAs already
>> have this problem all we need to do is borrow some of their logic.
> OK, this doesn't really need any hooks at all (the tip-bot is not a
> hook). The committer is, and *has to be* responsible for getting the
> unique string into the Link: tag, through whatever means they feel is
> appropriate.
> Based on the previous message, I'm going to modify the bot to recognize
> the pattern:
> Link:`ranpwd -l 24`
> ... to override the Message-ID. It seems like the least ugly of a lot
> of ugly options.


Please use the format:

Link:`ranpwd -l 24`

... with an "n" for "new" instead of "r" for "reference" instead.

This allows the bot to distinguish a "new submission" link from a
*reference* to a message that was created as a result of a new submission!


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