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Subject: Re: [boost] [Git] Boost Filesystem now has public GitHub repository
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-02-13 14:46:09


On 2/13/2011 10:42 AM, Bryce Lelbach (wash) wrote:
> So you're just going to squash git commits and apply them at once :(?
> It is in bad form in the Boost world to commit multiple changes at once, as
> this makes it harder to track down breaking changes.
> It seems clear to me that this is a violation of our Boost SVN policies and
> culture. Where is the list discussion about this change?

It's Beman's library, so he's free to manage it
in any way he wants as long as it doesn't go
against the release process.

> Commits should be made atomically. And you should not squash commits together -
> if there is a problem with a change you make, it becomes harder for others (or
> yourself) to revert it.

Yes, but...
If there's a problem, then Beman gets to fix it.
If he's willing to deal with this, then I don't
have a problem with it.

> This is a mistake that I myself have made in the
> past. Steven was reverting changes that I made to Boost.Config - other, valid
> changes to Boost configuration were also changed in the same commit.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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