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    SubjectRe: stripping [PATCH] without losing later tags from mailed patches (Re: [ 02/12] Remove COMPAT_IA32 support)
    On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 11:04:23AM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
    > >> So perhaps we can safely claim -b for --keep-non-patch, like so:
    > We can delete "git am -b" (as it was deprecated long time ago), wait
    > for a cycle or two, and then repurpose it. I do not mind starting
    > the first step (delete, but do not say anything about repurposing)
    > before 1.7.10-rc1 happens.

    From my user experience and what I see on a number of coworkers, users
    tend to make big jumps when they need a new feature, so in practice,
    not offering the option in a version or two would probably not affect
    most users, especially the ones still relying on the old behaviour. So
    I don't see much benefit in waiting for repurposing the option.

    Just my 2 cents,

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