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Re: On commit access, patch review, and remaining healthy

From: zimoun
Subject: Re: On commit access, patch review, and remaining healthy
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 13:54:19 +0200


On Sat, 11 Jun 2022 at 01:13, Thiago Jung Bauermann <> 

> But I do think it's one more source of “friction” for new contributors,
> and one more thing for us to require that they get right.


> There's one in the GNU Coding Standards¹:


> Personally, I think nowadays this purpose is better fulfilled by
> good commit messages and git blame. Especially with an editor that makes
> it easy to use them to navigate through history (such as Emacs, but
> certainly others as well).

I agree that Emacs+Magit among many others make easy to navigate through
the history.  However, the commit messages are probably good enough
because some Coding Standards are imposed.

Because these standards, it is easy to navigate via grep for instance.
Git blame is useful once you know exactly what you are looking for.
Before that, when I try to figure out the logic behind such change, the
commit messages more or less fixed by the standards are very helpful,

Whatever the style (ChangeLog or anything else), it appears to me a good
thing to have strong standards.


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