[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 15201] Enhancement for prepare-ChangeLog script

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Thu Sep 13 09:15:54 PDT 2007


------- Comment #4 from aroben at apple.com  2007-09-13 09:15 PDT -------
(In reply to comment #3)
> (In reply to comment #2)
> > I'm not sure it's right for a git config variable to override the REAL_NAME and
> > EMAIL_ADDRESS environment variables. Perhaps we should try to check this
> > information before checking the environment variables?
> I'm not sure either, but I, for one, would expect the most specific
> configuration to apply. While the environment variables are more specific than
> the GECOS entry, the git configuration is more specific than the environment
> variables.
> I would actually be bothered if environment variables, that are global to many
> applications, would override the preferences I specifically use for git.

Well, the nice thing about environment variables is that they're easy to change
for a single invocation:

EMAIL_ADDRESS=me at somewhere-else.net prepare-ChangeLog

It's much more of a hassle to change a git config variable for a one-time thing
like that.

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