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Re: [Qemu-devel] a suggestion to place *.c hunks last in patches

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] a suggestion to place *.c hunks last in patches
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:41:16 -0600
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On 11/30/2016 04:08 AM, Laszlo Ersek wrote:
> Recent git releases support the diff.orderFile permanent setting. (In
> older releases, the -O option had to be specified on the command line,
> or in aliases, for the same effect, which was quite inconvenient.) From
> git-diff(1):
>        -O<orderfile>
>            Output the patch in the order specified in the <orderfile>,
>            which has one shell glob pattern per line. This overrides
>            the diff.orderFile configuration variable (see git-
>            config(1)). To cancel diff.orderFile, use -O/dev/null.
> In my experience, an order file such as:
> configure
> *Makefile*
> *.json
> *.txt
> *.h
> *.c
> that is, a priority order that goes from
> descriptive/declarative/abstract to imperative/specific works wonders
> for reviewing.

I've been doing this for some time now, although I sometimes tweak the
order on a per-series basis to highlight what I think is most
interesting in that series.  My current order file contents are:


stemming from a patch series that touched visitor interfaces.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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