Please, do not use the merged revisions log as the commit message when merging

Joseph S. Myers
Sat Sep 6 17:27:00 GMT 2008

On Sat, 6 Sep 2008, Manuel López-Ibáñez wrote:

> Well, that is a property change and it is surprising that the log
> shows the diff of the change. Normally logs only show what has been
> changed but not the diff. Neither John, nor I expected this behaviour.

Changes to *revision* properties deliberately show the diff because 
revision properties are not versioned so sending the diff to gcc-cvs 
provides the only audit trail for such changes in case mistakes are made.  
However, this case illustrates that such diffs should only go to gcc-cvs 
and not be used to extract PR numbers for gcc-bugzilla.

Joseph S. Myers

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