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Re: [PATCH, v3] wwwdocs: e-mail subject lines for contributions


On Mon, Feb 03, 2020 at 06:54:05PM +0100, Jakub Jelinek wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 03, 2020 at 05:48:57PM +0000, Michael Matz wrote:
> > On Mon, 3 Feb 2020, Richard Earnshaw (lists) wrote:
> > 
> > > The idea is that the [...] part is NOT part of the commit, only part of 
> > > the email.
> > 
> > I understand that, but the subject line of this thread says "e-mail 
> > subject lines", so I thought we were talking about, well, exactly that; 
> > and I see no value of these tags in e-mails either.
> 
> In email, they do carry information that is useful there, the distinction
> whether a patch has been committed already and doesn't need review from
> others, or whether it is a patch intended for patch review, or just a RFC
> patch that is not yet ready for review, but submitter is looking for some
> feedback.

It's irrelevant whether a patch is committed or not whather it needs
review, imnsho :-)

"rfc" is useful, certainly.  It makes clear that the sender would like
some help, and/or that the subject might be controversial, both things
that have more time pressure than most.


Segher


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