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Re: contributing to Emacs

From: Po Lu
Subject: Re: contributing to Emacs
Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2023 20:09:01 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13)

Konstantin Kharlamov <hi-angel@yandex.ru> writes:

> Ideally, each commit in the repository should contain minimal functional
> changes. It allows for easier code review at the moment and for better 
> figuring
> out why some change was done later in the life of the project. Usually at this
> point I refer people to this old article from kernel HID subsystem maintainer
> and libinput creator http://who-t.blogspot.com/2009/12/on-commit-messages.html
> Old — but gold! 😄

That's the purpose of ChangeLog, not the VCS.

> When project contributions are done via mailing list (such as kernel, gdb, 
> gcc,
> and in the past were also Xorg and Mesa), you usually turn a number of commits
> to separate patches and send them. E.g. here's one example:
> https://lore.kernel.org/dri-devel/20230612104658.1386996-1-tvrtko.ursulin@linux.intel.com/
> it starts with a "zero patch" that is the title of the series, and then
> individual patches follow.

Mesa and Linux are hardly all the world, and that wasn't my experience
with GDB or GCC development.

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