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Re: Disable emacs-diffs mails for scratch branches

From: David Engster
Subject: Re: Disable emacs-diffs mails for scratch branches
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2017 22:00:39 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier writes:
>> Subject says it all. Could we please do that? I think it's pretty normal
>> for scratch-Branches being deleted and pushed anew, and for large
>> branches like cedet-merge or cedet-tests this needlessly creates
>> hundreds of mails each time.
> I agree that those 300 emails dumps are more annoying than useful.
> But FWIW, I see two problems with your suggestion:
> 1- I don't know how to do it.

We'd have to adapt the post-receive hook, or whatever else is triggering
the mails.

> 2- I do find it very useful to see commits on scratch branches when
>    those branches are used for gradual development (e.g. the byte-switch
>    branch).

How about simply not naming those branches with the 'scratch' prefix,
then?  I was under the impression that 'scratch' means "can be
force-pushed/deleted any time, don't base your work onto it".


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