[webkit-dev] Tagging bug names with a platform name: limit to platform-specific patches

Adam Barth abarth at webkit.org
Wed Jan 20 23:59:47 PST 2010

On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 11:58 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:
> On Jan 20, 2010, at 8:18 AM, Darin Adler wrote:
>> Hi folks.
>> We’ve never formalized this, but I believe that patches tagged with a particular platform name such as
>>     [Qt] Add new API for fluffy bunnies
>> should be limited to one particular platform’s code. If the patch changes more than a trivial bit of platform-independent code, even if the change is only for the benefit of a signle platform, I suggest we not use the platform name prefix.
> Makes sense to me. I would also like to suggest that people should *not* use the bracket convention for things besides platform, like [dom] or [style-queue]. Some people (e.g. me) use queries to split bracket-prefix patches into a separate list, and it's better not to hide general-purpose patches.

Guilty as charged.  I'll avoid this practice in the future.


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