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Re: Summarizing the purpose of a change.

From: Karl Fogel
Subject: Re: Summarizing the purpose of a change.
Date: Sun, 22 Nov 2009 20:20:25 -0600
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Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
>> So far, everyone who's chimed in has basically said "Yeah, I try to do
>> this".  But my question is more about making it policy, in the sense
>> that of making it appropriate to follow up to change saying "How about a
>> summary line for that?"
> We could try it.  I think adding such a summary line can be
> useful, indeed.  We could try to make it more of a convention, indeed.
> As somebody else pointed out, many VCS have special support for such
> "summary line".
> And after all, we already do the same for docstrings.
> Let's try it for a while,

Great.  I guess the way to do that is to follow up when we see it not
done and suggest it; if we're all happy with the results, we can
document the convention (where is the right place for that?)


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