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SubjectRe: [PATCH] checkpatch: do not try to sanity test cover letters
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On Mon, 2012-02-27 at 19:47 -0500, Paul Gortmaker wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 7:36 PM, Joe Perches <joe@perches.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2012-02-27 at 19:29 -0500, Paul Gortmaker wrote:
> >> One possibly common workflow is this:
> >>
> >> git format-patch -o mypatches --cover-letter ^start end
> >> ./scripts/checkpatch.pl mypatches/*
> >
> > I use a script for this and don't put the check
> > in checkpatch but put the check in bash.
>
> Sure, and I can do the same. But my question to you is whether
> you think the above is a common workflow, and if the false positives
> that it generates will decrease the number of people likely to make
> using it a part of their routine?

Dunno. I generally think that tools should report
errors when the input given them is inappropriate.

cheers, Joe



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