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Re: Please don't use revision numbers on commit messages (and elsewhere)

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: Please don't use revision numbers on commit messages (and elsewhere).
Date: Sun, 03 Apr 2011 18:13:06 +0200
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Uday S Reddy <address@hidden> writes:


>> But even on that case we would be better without the arithmetic. Think a
>> feature branch with dozens or hundreds of commits. And I'm not talking
>> just about commit messages. References on bug reports or e-mail
>> exchanges suffer from the same.
> In that case, you are talking about a tradeoff, what will be easier to
> the committer versus what will be easier for somebody to analyze
> things later on.  My feeling is that committing is done much more
> often and doing additional chores in the middle of committing is
> distracting.  So I would want to make it easier for committing.

I see that as a tradeoff writer vs readers. As explained elsewhere, you
write things once but they are read lots of times. It is the same case
as naming functions and writing comments.


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