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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Abhishek Kumar <abhishekkumar8222@gmail.com>
Cc: Kenneth Lorber <keni@hers.com>, git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 0/6] various documentation bits
Date: Sun, 17 May 2020 11:39:59 -0700
Message-ID: <xmqqv9ku5rsw.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200517074258.GA1381@Abhishek-Arch> (Abhishek Kumar's message of "Sun, 17 May 2020 13:12:58 +0530")

Abhishek Kumar <abhishekkumar8222@gmail.com> writes:

> Some general notes about your patch series:
>
> 1. Conventionally, we prefix the first line with "area: " where the area
> is a filename or identifier for general area of the code being modified.
> It's customary to start the remainder of the first line after "area: "
> with a lower-case letter.
>
> For example, your commit titles could have been:
> - doc: tell the glossary about core.hooksPath
> - doc: add bit on extending git to hacking Git
>
> and so on.
>
> Check out SubmittingPatches for more information.

Good suggestion.

> 2. We generally don't have a line like in our patches:
>
>> From Kenneth Lorber <keni@his.com>
>
> Between the author information and the signed-off-by, it's redundant.

Carefully inspect the e-mail header and in-body header ;-)  

The author identity must match the identity written for the
signed-off-by trailer, so the in-body header becomes needed
when the From: e-mail header does not match the true author,
like these patches.

> 3. You could probably join the patches 3 to 6 together. Or maybe
> introduce namespace-collisions.txt in third patch and add
> references in all other files in a new, fourth patch.

Perhaps, but I'd rather not to see a rule that hasn't been applied
even once in the real situation written down like a law.  I'd prefer
to see us gain experience by interacting tool authors on the list
and learn what their concerns and pain-points are.

Thansk.



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Thread overview: 42+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-05-17  2:13 Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-17  2:13 ` [RFC PATCH 1/6] Tell the glossary about core.hooksPath Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-17 18:33   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-05-18 22:06     ` Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-17  2:13 ` [RFC PATCH 2/6] Add bit on extending git to Hacking Git Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-17 18:34   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-05-18 22:10     ` Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-17  2:13 ` [RFC PATCH 3/6] Add namespace collision avoidance guidelines file Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-17  9:45   ` Abhishek Kumar
2020-05-18 15:51     ` Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-17 15:31   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-05-18 21:46     ` Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-17  2:13 ` [RFC PATCH 4/6] Include NAMESPACE COLLISIONS doc into gitrepository-layout.txt Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-18  0:26   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-05-18 23:54     ` Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-17  2:13 ` [RFC PATCH 5/6] Tell config.txt about NAMESPACE COLLISIONS Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-18  0:32   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-05-17  2:13 ` [RFC PATCH 6/6] Add NAMESPACE COLLISIONS reference to Hacking Git Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-17  7:42 ` [RFC PATCH 0/6] various documentation bits Abhishek Kumar
2020-05-17 18:39   ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2020-05-18 23:44     ` Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-18 15:45   ` Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-25 23:27 ` [RFC PATCH v2 " Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-25 23:27   ` [RFC PATCH v2 1/6] doc: Tell the glossary about core.hooksPath Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-26 18:59     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-05-27 16:52       ` Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-27 17:18         ` Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-27 17:18         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-05-25 23:27   ` [RFC PATCH v2 2/6] doc: Add bit on extending git to Hacking Git Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-25 23:27   ` [RFC PATCH v2 3/6] doc: Add namespace collision guidelines file Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-28 18:49     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-05-28 19:29       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-05-29  1:20         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-05-29 18:08           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-06-01 23:55         ` Kenneth Lorber
2020-06-01 18:38       ` Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-25 23:27   ` [RFC PATCH v2 4/6] doc: Add collision doc to gitrepository-layout.txt Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-25 23:27   ` [RFC PATCH v2 5/6] doc: Tell config.txt about namespace collisions Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-25 23:27   ` [RFC PATCH v2 6/6] doc: Add collision reference to Hacking Git Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-31 21:37   ` [RFC PATCH 0/2] update glossary hooks entry Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-31 21:37     ` [RFC PATCH 1/2] doc: Tell the glossary about core.hooksPath Kenneth Lorber
2020-05-31 21:37     ` [RFC PATCH 2/2] doc: remove dated info and refs to sample hooks Kenneth Lorber

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