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Re: [www-patch] bugs/management.html: document new keyword "meta-bug"


On 14 Oct, Gerald Pfeifer wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Oct 2003, Volker Reichelt wrote:
>> Index: management.html
>> ===================================================================
>> +<p><strong>Meta-bugs (reports with the keyword "meta-bug")</strong> are
>> +used to group PR's that have a common denominator.  Meta-bugs do not have
>> +own testcases, but provide links to regular PR's via Bugzilla's "depends
>> +on/blocks" mechanism instead
> 
> "testcases of their own"?

Ok.

> And I recall that I recently read an essay (actually, a rant) that one
> should use PRs, not PR's (in a different context and with a different
> noun, though).

Well, both versions appear to be correct, but "the latest trend in the uses
of the apostrophe to pluralize numbers and abbreviations is to not include
an apostrophe" (according to http://www.augsburg.edu/writinglab/apostrophe.htm).
So I'll go woth your suggestion.

Btw, shouldn't we add a paragraph about apostrophes and abbreviations to
codingconventions.html?

>> + (a link to a regular PR is added via
>> +"depends on <em>PR-number</em>" on the Bugzilla page of the meta-bug).
> 
> Perhaps omit this to keep the page a bit shorter? (I'm not a Bugzilla
> expert, but even for me this bit was evident when I first saw it on the
> web page. <g>)

Well, the intention was to get the direction of the dependency right.
How about the following?

Regards,
Volker


Index: management.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /cvs/gcc/wwwdocs/htdocs/bugs/management.html,v
retrieving revision 1.18
diff -u -p -r1.18 management.html
--- management.html	5 Oct 2003 12:54:35 -0000	1.18
+++ management.html	13 Oct 2003 23:37:53 -0000
@@ -207,6 +207,13 @@ severity "<strong>critical</strong>" to 
 be downgraded later if a defect is not important enough to justify
 "critical" severity.</p>
 
+<p><strong>Meta-bugs (reports with the keyword "meta-bug")</strong> are
+used to group PRs that have a common denominator.  Meta-bugs do not have
+testcases of their own, but provide links to regular PRs via Bugzilla's
+"depends on/blocks" mechanism instead: the meta-bugs depend on the regular
+PRs.  Information concerning the majority of bugs blocking a meta-bug
+should be added to the meta-bug instead of each single PR.</p>
+
 <p><strong>Bugs with keyword "ice-on-invalid-code"</strong>, where GCC
 emits a sensible error message before issuing an ICE (the ICE will be
 replaced by the message "confused by earlier errors, bailing out" in
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