Commit does not allow missing email address but whoami says this is allowed
aaron.bentley at utoronto.ca
Wed Nov 1 20:25:03 GMT 2006
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John Arbash Meinel wrote:
> Nicholas Allen wrote:
>>As we are working on an internal closed source system we probably would
>>not want to set our email address.
But even on an internal, closed-source system, you'll want to set it to
something meaningful, because that identifier is used in commit logs.
> All we really care about is having "something at other", it doesn't have to
> be a valid email address. But even that we shouldn't strictly require. I
> tracked down one place that was expecting it, it seems you might be
> running into another.
I think it's a Windows thing. On Unix, we fall back to the userid at hostname.
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