IcedTea6 1.6 Released!
aph at redhat.com
Thu Sep 10 08:24:23 PDT 2009
Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> As I've mentioned before, it would be nice if we could all standardise
> on having a 1-line summary in commit messages prior to the ChangeLog,
> as this is the only line that shows up without verbose output (hg log,
> shortlog and summary pages on the web view). It would make it easier
> to select changesets that need to be merged.
I do not believe this would, in general, be a Good Thing.
A single summary line can be misleading, so it would be irresponsible
for someone to merge changesets based on the summary. A missing summary
line is a clue to someone merging that they really ought to look at the
whole ChangeLog entry.
While a single line summary can make sense for some things -- "Merge"
or "Added tag ..." are good examples -- I'm not sure that this
particular feature of Mercurial is useful enough to dictate how we
work. That would be, as they say, the tail wagging the dog.
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