Commit does not allow missing email address but whoami says this is allowed

Wouter van Heyst larstiq at
Thu Nov 2 13:20:04 GMT 2006

On Thu, Nov 02, 2006 at 11:25:17AM +0100, Nicholas Allen wrote:
> I'm aware of that. Ideally, we would not want abc at (even 
> though this would be an invalid email). We like the short ids as they 
> are quicker to scan with the eye. If there is extra info there then it 
> is distracting as it has no importance. It's a *very very* minor issue 
> and certainly not a show stopper or anything ;-)
> If you really want to enforce the global id that has an @ character in 
> it then bzr whoami "myid" should not report that it's ok not to have an 
> email address. Either whoami or commit should be changed but they should 
> be consistent with each other at least. We would obviously prefer that 
> commit was changed and not whoami but as long as there is consistancy 
> it's no biggy...

As John said earlier in this thread, I think commit should allow you to
use your id, and not insist on an email formatted one.

Wouter van Heyst

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