On Fri, Jul 3, 2020 at 10:10 AM Łukasz Langa email@example.com wrote:
Commit messages aren't usually scrutinized to this extent. If you looked at the last 1000 commits in cpython, you'd find quite a few with messages that could be seriously improved. We don't though because commits are immutable. You can revert them but we never downright replace them with different ones. Otherwise what's the point in me signing release tags?
True, but very few of them have caused such controversy as this. And I don't believe anyone signs release tags on the PEPs repository (correct me if I'm wrong?), and it has far fewer forks and generally shorter-lived ones than CPython has. I am NOT advocating commit rewriting on CPython itself.