Re: patch: signin & signoff feature (1.5.18)
On Wed, 08 Oct 2008, David Champion wrote:
> The only simplification that doesn't remove functionality is to always
> assume that the signature provides its own dashes, and eliminate the
> sig_dashes variable. I would say that the reason for not doing that is
> that it's an extra hurdle for new users, who most likely assume that
> only the signature proper should be in the signature file. (If you're
> using a signature program, it's reasonable to assume you're an advanced
True. That's why I think the additional variable would be reasonable,
especially for new users. But I can live without it, as I already have
a solution that involves my editor.
> functionality. Does it really add convenience? How often do you need
> to change this in a way that you can't as easily change sig_dashes and
I do it regularly using folder hooks. But as mentioned, I do change
the editor setting via some folder-hooks, which trigger a vim script
that inserts the right value. I just thought it would be simpler to do
it via a separate setting.
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