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Re: discussion references

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: discussion references
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:59:53 +0100
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Kamil Dudka wrote:
> > For gnulib, you sometimes need to look up in the mailing list archive to get
> > the complete discussion.
> Ideally yes.  But the commit contains no reference to that discussion and the
> discussion contains no reference to that commit.  Are you expecting people to
> look it up by date and/or by names of the people who suggested it?

I usually do the lookup by date. The date of the discussion is usually the
date of the commit (minus up to 3 days).

I'm not a fan of putting discussion references into git commits, because they
may change each time the infrastructure changes. For example, references to
gmane threads became useless last year, and references to sourceforge mailing
list posts also were invalidated at some point in the past.


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