[plt-dev] One e-mail per commit?

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Mon May 17 09:50:21 EDT 2010

On May 17, Michael Sperber wrote:
> Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> writes:
> > On May 17, Michael Sperber wrote:
> >> 
> >> So I'd like to propose sending one e-mail per commit instead, where
> >> the Subject line carries the first line of the commit message.
> >> (We've been doing things this way with Scheme 48 and XEmacs, FWIW -
> >> works wonderfully.)  [...]
> >
> > To put things in perspective, looking at the scheme48 and the
> > xemacs commit history, I see about 50 commits total in the last
> > two months.  PLT had that number of commits in the last two days,
> > and about 900 commits in the last two months.  Even if the switch
> > made it be twice busier, that's still 10 times the messages you'd
> > get from the other two.
> Yes, but the point is not the number of messages but rather the
> amount of data, which would stay about the same.

(No -- see the diff point.)

> The point I was making with XEmacs and Scheme 48 is that development
> often gets done in largish pushes which results in many e-mails that
> get sent at once - not a problem for us.

Again, looking at the web pages, I see a cluster of 2-5 commits every
week or so.  (BTW, my memory of such emails comes from Sam/Kevin using
git-svn to push many commits -- I don't remember reading through each
of these commits separately as a positive experience.)

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