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From "Brad Nicholes" <BNICHO...@novell.com>
Subject Re: Commit mail subject lines [was: svn commit: r126493 - /apr/site/trunk/docs/download.html ...]
Date Fri, 28 Jan 2005 18:00:34 GMT
Figuring out that "r12345 - [paths...]" actually refers to an "svn commit:" doesn't seem like
a hugh leap.  We had this discussion right after ApacheCon.  I am +1 for removing unnecessary
information from the subject line like "svn commit:".  As far as replies go, I am much more
interested in which file(s) we are discussing than I am in the fact that it was an "svn commit:".
 If you really want to consolidate it but keep the same information, change it to "svn12345
- [paths...]".  "svn" tells me where it came from and "12345" tells me the revision.  "commit:"
and "r" don't really tell me anything.

Brad

>>> André Malo <nd@perlig.de> Friday, January 28, 2005 5:42 AM >>>
* Julian Foad <julianfoad@btopenworld.com> wrote:

> André Malo wrote:
> >>><julianfoad@btopenworld.com> wrote:
> >>>>Hmm.  My thought is that the prefix "svn commit " is redundant and
should
> >>>>be dropped.  A subject starting with "r126493 -
> 
> > I find the prefix is especially useful, when someone replies to such
> > mails to another mailinglist (like this thread).
> 
> Ah, but do you find the current prefix "svn commit r126493 - [paths...]"
more 
> useful than "r126493 - [paths...]"?  Why?

No. I find "Re: svn commit: ..." better than "Re: r12345 - ....", because I
know by looking at the subject, that the mail most likely refers to a svn
commit and not something else.

nd


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