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

Timothy Hatcher timothy at hatcher.name
Thu Jan 21 07:25:06 PST 2010

On Jan 20, 2010, at 11:58 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

>> 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.

FWIW, I've been using prefixes like "Web Inspector:" for these types of things. Makes them easy to spot in the list.

— Timothy Hatcher

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