[darcs-users] darcs patch: Resolve issue1093: warn about ugly patch... (and 1 more)

zooko zooko at zooko.com
Tue Feb 3 02:24:18 UTC 2009

On Feb 2, 2009, at 15:46 PM, Ben Franksen wrote:

>>  YES - warn on patches starting with '-'

I don't know why, but I haven't been following the discussion or  
reading the tickets.

>>  YES - warn on "strange" patch names http://bugs.darcs.net/issue1000

Since there's an issue number, I presume there's a real issue with  
these "strange" names.

>>  MAYBE - warn on overly long patch names (as this could cause some
>>          concrete practical problems for other folks, wrt wrapping)

I use overly long patch names pretty frequently.  In one case it is  
because I don't have working text editor integration on Windows, so  
it is inconvenient to write a patch name with more than one line in  
it.  Also, as a matter of style I prefer paragraphs per line.  I  
think new-line characters should be used to indicate end-of-paragraph  
and your rendering/editing software should manage issues like line- 
wrapping and other such formatting questions according to the tastes  
of the current user.

>>  NO - warn on patch names < 10

I agree, please no.

>>  NO - warn on punctuation

I agree, please no.  I use lack of punctuation to indicate that the  
thing is a phrase instead of a sentence.

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