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Re: master has switched from Automake to GNU Make

From: Stephen Leake
Subject: Re: master has switched from Automake to GNU Make
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:58:40 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.91 (windows-nt)

martin rudalics <address@hidden> writes:

>>> My concerns were with what happens in the branch as long as it is not
>>> final. Why throw away its history when pushing? Because it contains
>>> silly code its author would be ashamed of?
>> Yes, but I would phrase it "it contained a failed approach, so here's a
>> better approach".
>> Or, "the sequence of commits is too hard to follow, since it has false
>> starts and back-tracking, so here's a cleaner sequence".
> How often I wished to see on master the dirty sequence of how someone
> came to the conclusion that the last version is the correct one.  How
> often would this have prevent me from entering precisely the same false
> starts and back-tracking, saving me many, many hours of silly work.

That's what design docs are for; either in .texi or code comments. But
the Emacs culture isn't good at capturing that information.

-- Stephe

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