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From: Phillip Wood <phillip.wood123@gmail.com>
To: Linus Arver <linusa@google.com>,
	Oswald Buddenhagen <oswald.buddenhagen@gmx.de>,
	git@vger.kernel.org
Cc: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 2/2] doc: revert: add discussion
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2023 16:08:14 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <b9f8c965-731d-84eb-f60e-fbed418f9ca2@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <owly8raih8ho.fsf@fine.c.googlers.com>

On 10/08/2023 22:50, Linus Arver wrote:
> Oswald Buddenhagen <oswald.buddenhagen@gmx.de> writes:
>> +DISCUSSION
>> +----------
>> +
>> +While git creates a basic commit message automatically, you really
>> +should not leave it at that. In particular, it is _strongly_
>> +recommended to explain why the original commit is being reverted.
>> +Repeatedly reverting reversions yields increasingly unwieldy
>> +commit subjects; latest when you arrive at 'Reapply "Reapply
>> +"<original subject>""' you should get creative.
> 
> The word "latest" here sounds odd. Ditto for "get creative". How about
> the following rewording?
> 
>      While git creates a basic commit message automatically, it is
>      _strongly_ recommended to explain why the original commit is being
>      reverted. In addition, repeatedly reverting the same commit will
>      result in increasingly unwieldy subject lines, for example 'Reapply
>      "Reapply "<original subject>""'. Please consider rewording such
>      subject lines to reflect the reason why the original commit is being
>      reapplied again.

That's a good suggestion, I think having the example will help readers 
understand the issue being described.

Best Wishes

Phillip

  parent reply	other threads:[~2023-08-11 15:08 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 53+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-04-28  8:35 [PATCH v2] sequencer: beautify subject of reverts of reverts Oswald Buddenhagen
2023-04-28 18:35 ` Junio C Hamano
2023-04-28 19:11   ` Oswald Buddenhagen
2023-05-01 16:44     ` Junio C Hamano
2023-05-01 19:10       ` Oswald Buddenhagen
2023-05-01 19:12         ` Junio C Hamano
2023-05-05 17:25     ` Junio C Hamano
2023-05-17  9:05 ` Phillip Wood
2023-05-17 10:00   ` Oswald Buddenhagen
2023-05-17 11:20     ` Phillip Wood
2023-05-17 17:02       ` Oswald Buddenhagen
2023-05-18  9:58         ` Phillip Wood
2023-05-18 16:28           ` Junio C Hamano
2023-07-28  5:26             ` Linus Arver
2023-07-28  9:45               ` Oswald Buddenhagen
2023-07-28 15:10                 ` Junio C Hamano
2023-07-28 15:37                   ` Oswald Buddenhagen
2023-07-28 16:31                     ` Junio C Hamano
2023-07-28 16:47                       ` Oswald Buddenhagen
2023-07-28 17:36                   ` Linus Arver
2023-08-09 17:15 ` [PATCH v3 1/2] " Oswald Buddenhagen
2023-08-09 17:15   ` [PATCH v3 2/2] doc: revert: add discussion Oswald Buddenhagen
2023-08-10 21:50     ` Linus Arver
2023-08-10 22:00       ` Linus Arver
2023-08-11 15:10         ` Phillip Wood
2023-08-12  6:25           ` Oswald Buddenhagen
2023-08-13 22:09             ` Junio C Hamano
2023-08-14 14:13               ` Oswald Buddenhagen
2023-08-11 12:49       ` Oswald Buddenhagen
2023-08-11 23:00         ` Linus Arver
2023-08-12  7:19           ` Oswald Buddenhagen
2023-09-07 21:29             ` Linus Arver
2023-08-11 15:08       ` Phillip Wood [this message]
2023-08-11 17:10         ` Junio C Hamano
2023-08-11 17:05       ` Junio C Hamano
2023-08-11 17:44         ` Re* " Junio C Hamano
2023-08-11 17:53           ` Junio C Hamano
2023-08-11 17:56             ` rsbecker
2023-08-11 18:16           ` Eric Sunshine
2023-08-11 18:16           ` Oswald Buddenhagen
2023-08-11 19:43             ` Junio C Hamano
2023-08-11 15:05   ` [PATCH v3 1/2] sequencer: beautify subject of reverts of reverts Phillip Wood
2023-08-11 16:59     ` Junio C Hamano
2023-08-11 17:13       ` Oswald Buddenhagen
2023-08-21 17:07   ` [PATCH v4 " Oswald Buddenhagen
2023-08-21 17:07     ` [PATCH v4 2/2] git-revert.txt: add discussion Oswald Buddenhagen
2023-08-21 18:32     ` [PATCH v4 1/2] sequencer: beautify subject of reverts of reverts Junio C Hamano
2023-08-23 20:08     ` Taylor Blau
2023-08-23 21:38       ` Junio C Hamano
2023-08-24  6:14         ` Oswald Buddenhagen
2023-09-02  7:20         ` [PATCH v5] " Oswald Buddenhagen
2023-09-02 22:24           ` Junio C Hamano
2023-09-11 20:12           ` Kristoffer Haugsbakk

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