[Chandler-dev] Commit comments

Andi Vajda vajda at osafoundation.org
Tue Jul 11 13:16:31 PDT 2006


On Tue, 11 Jul 2006, Heikki Toivonen wrote:

> Andi Vajda wrote:
>> It should be easy enough for me to hook something into emacs copying the
>> contents of a bug report from bugzilla into a commit message.
>
> I don't think it is generally a good idea to copy the bug contents
> verbatim in the checkin comments (the summary is usually ok, although
> even then I think it is often better to paraphrase it in the checkin
> comment).
>
> The bug contents are typically not in a suitable format for a checkin
> comment, and are much too long for a checkin comment anyway. Often the
> comments in the bug also do not exactly pinpoint what the real problem
> and fix are - that happens as part of the bug investigation, and should
> end up as description in the code, comments or checkin comment.
> Sometimes the comments in the bug itself are even misleading.

It seems that some people would be happy with the bug summary.
If too many people want too many different things then I guess we're stuck.

Andi..


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