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Re: Commit messages and the move to git


On Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 11:30:36AM +0000, Richard Earnshaw (lists) wrote:
> On 20/11/2019 11:27, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
> >On Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 08:58:05AM +0000, Jonathan Wakely wrote:
> >>These won't work once we move to Git though.
> >
> >It would be good if whatever convention we do for commit messages and
> >their first line would be machine parseable as well.
> 
> I think that would be pretty pointless.  We're not going to have machine 
> parsable summaries going forwards, so why would it really help for 
> historical commits?

There are give or take 173300 SVN commits on trunk alone.  And we have
references to SVN revision numbers everywhere (mailing list mails,
bugzilla PRs, etc.)


Segher


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