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From: Phillip Wood <>
To: Charvi Mendiratta <>, git <>
Cc: Christian Couder <>
Subject: Re: [Outreachy]: Help for Outreachy Application
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 10:36:54 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Hi Charvi

On 25/10/2020 07:43, Charvi Mendiratta wrote:
> Hi Everyone!
> It has been about more than two weeks, since I joined the mailing
> list. Till now I have contributed to the microproject - "Modernize the
> test script" [1] that is accepted by Junio. Also I would like to Thank
> you all for the help and feedback on my first patch series. I learned a
> lot about the git command itself, how to work in a community with the
> mailing list and will try my best to get involved in the review
> discussions.
> I have read the Outreachy projects and am interested in the project
> "Improve droping and rewording commits in Git interactive rebase". I
> spent some time understanding the project and have gone through its
> detailed explanation in the issue[2].

Thanks for your interest in the project

> As mentioned that the first task is to implement --reword option in
> 'git commit'. Regarding this, I am unable to understand how it will
> work upon rebase --autosquash?

The idea is that --autosquash will rearrange the todo list so that the 
reword! commits get squashed into the commits they reword (by changing 
'pick' to 'fixup' or maybe a new command) and the message from the 
reword! commit is used for the new commit rather than the message from 
the original commit that we squash the reword! commit into.

> and regarding the task to include --drop option. In issue[2] it's
> clear to add this as an option in git revert but at the Outreachy page
> in the Internship task section, it's mentioned to implement --drop
> option in git reset. So, there is a bit of confusion regarding the
> correct way to implement.

Yes getting the user interface right for creating the drop commits will 
be part of the project I think.

> I also looked into archives of the mailing list and found the
> patches[3] submitted by Philip for --reword option in git commit and
> need some more pointers about its status and how to start with its
> code ?
> Also, in the issue[2] as commented by Phillip regarding the patches[4]
> that implements reword. I would like to know if I can start with that
> mentioned work, if available.

Whoever takes on this project is very welcome to use my patches as a 
starting point. The code in the patches is sound as far as I know and 
the I believe the test coverage is reasonable (though that would need to 
be checked). They are lacking any documentation and there has been a 
change to the way empty commits are handled by rebase since they were 
written so "rebase -i: always keep empty amend! commits" will need 
looking at and could probably be dropped.

We will also need to decide on the best UI for the --reword idea. My 
patches were developed a couple of years ago before I was aware of 
dscho's idea and so implement a slightly different UI to the one 
outlined in the github issue (they call 'reword!' 'amend!' instead). I'm 
not that keen on adding another option to `git commit` to create yet 
another flavor of fixup commit, we'll need to agree a way forward on that[1]

Best Wishes



> Thanks and Regards,
> Charvi
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> [4]

  reply	other threads:[~2020-10-26 10:38 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-25  7:43 Charvi Mendiratta
2020-10-26 10:36 ` Phillip Wood [this message]
2020-10-27 14:24   ` Charvi Mendiratta
2020-10-27 17:48     ` Phillip Wood
2020-10-28 13:14       ` Charvi Mendiratta
2020-10-28 15:46         ` Phillip Wood

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