Perhaps you could revert the original commit, then apply the same diff again with an adjusted message? Would that strike a good balance?



On Thu, 2 Jul 2020 at 21:36, Henk-Jaap Wagenaar <> wrote:
On Thu, 2 Jul 2020 at 20:33, Chris Angelico <> wrote:
On Fri, Jul 3, 2020 at 5:17 AM Ivan Pozdeev via Python-Dev
<> wrote:
> If you are talking about rewriting the PEP8 commit, it has proven to cause so much damage that this is warranted despite the inconveniences IMO.

I think I agree. The consequences would be notable, but not untenable.

I disagree that this should be done. When has this been done/requested before for a commit message that is already merged?
Formal proposal: Either request a new commit message from the original
author, or have someone rewrite it, and we go ahead and make the

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