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Re: Everyone, please stop making my life more difficult

From: Thien-Thi Nguyen
Subject: Re: Everyone, please stop making my life more difficult
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 22:35:25 +0200
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() Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
() Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:06:19 -0400

   In text such as ChangeLog and commit messages (i.e. for
   human consumption), please use something human can
   understand, typically author + date.  The fact that it
   can be ambiguous is not a serious concern, AFAIK, and
   human should/will be able to figure out what was meant.

I am a human, and find using YYYY-MM-DD, "TITLE", e.g.:

 2014-06-20, "Diagnose failures due to colons in directory
 names (Bug#17278)"

to be relatively easy to manage.  (The comma and quotes
make writing such refs in paragraphs more "natural".)

I was initially offended by lack of WHO, but no longer.
There is no real win to pointing the finger at a single
person, when often the mistake is a shared misconception.

The date is the commit date, as that is what is recorded
in the ChangeLog files, and the primary venue for such

I made this suggestion before during previous gyrations,
however i didn't mention my humanity, which i suppose is
the only excuse for this noise.  Enough!  Over and out!

Thien-Thi Nguyen
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                               (not (via 'mailing-list)))
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