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

From: Michael Sperber (sperber at deinprogramm.de)
Date: Mon May 17 11:57:05 EDT 2010

Sam Tobin-Hochstadt <samth at ccs.neu.edu> writes:

> On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 8:33 AM, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
>>> Possibly, it makes sense to avoid sending e-mails on merge commits,
>>> but that's only a bonus.
>> I don't think so: eg, Sam's recent merge of a long lived branch could
>> have (or might have) been pushed as a single merge commit.

You mean the individual commits from that branch did not get copied to
the main repo?

> Further, I don't see how it would be useful to try to understand that
> merge in terms of 30+ emails, all sent at the same time.  

I'm assuming that the granularity of your commits communicate something
useful about the genesis of what you're doing - that's why we want them
in the version history in the first place.  If the 30+ commits can only
be understood as a whole, they should be pushed as a single commit, not

> Mike, do you try to read the commits on the XEmacs and Scheme48
> repositories?

Of course.

Cheers =8-} Mike
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