[PATCH v6 6/8] templates: Generate and use a "handle"

Stephen Finucane stephen at that.guru
Thu Oct 27 02:36:10 AEDT 2016

On 2016-10-26 09:39, Daniel Axtens wrote:
> Stephen Finucane <stephen at that.guru> writes:
>> In the absence of a name, the email is currently used. Some emails are
>> long and rather unreadable. The likelihood of someone's localpart 
>> (i.e.
>> the bit before the '@') conflicting with that of someone else on the
>> same patchwork instance and project is very low, so form a "handle"
>> from just this.
> I'm a little nervous about:
>  - firstname at lastname.com domains
>  - me at name.com domains
>  - bob at companyA.com clashing with bob at companyB.com
> ...especially for something like kernel.org.
> Is there any data supporting the assertion that conflict is low?
> I would suggest some sort of fallback/uniqueness detection, but I can't
> think of any way to do this in an efficient manner.

Yeah, good point. This needs a little more thought. I'll drop for now 
and revisit in a future, separate change.


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