[webkit-dev] bugid in ChangeLog

David Levin levin at chromium.org
Mon Mar 28 11:54:34 PDT 2011

On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 11:48 AM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:

> On Mar 28, 2011, at 11:21 AM, Darin Adler wrote:
> > On Mar 28, 2011, at 10:44 AM, Jeremy Orlow wrote:
> >
> > Sure I am open to discussion about that. I think that some check-ins,
> especially LayoutTest ones, don’t need change log entries.

Personally, I like when the layout test rebaselines include why they needed
to be done (citing the revision that necessitated the rebaselining). At that
point I think they are informative and useful as opposed to "rebaseline
tests" which is useless. The long list of tests rebaselined could be omitted
without loss of informaiton, imo.

> >
> > What we need is a rationale for when change log entries are needed, and
> when that rationale was not met, the check-in could happen without one.
> Two benefits of ChangeLog entries apply to almost any kind of change:
> 1) They strongly encourage you to write a reasonably good commit message.
> (It might be possible to achieve that without ChangeLogs, but I have never
> seen a project that fails to use ChangeLogs and yet has comparably detailed
> commit messages.)
> 2) They let you see the change history of a file offline, even if you're
> not using a version control system that stores every revision locally.
> I think #1 is the most important, even if it's an indirect effect. It
> certainly applies to test cases. It might not apply to regression test
> meta-files, but I think it's better to have no exceptions than a very narrow
> exception.
> Regards,
> Maciej
> _______________________________________________
> webkit-dev mailing list
> webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org
> http://lists.webkit.org/mailman/listinfo.cgi/webkit-dev
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.webkit.org/pipermail/webkit-dev/attachments/20110328/7d441e96/attachment.html>

More information about the webkit-dev mailing list