[Python-checkins] Insanity! (Re: Python-checkins digest, Vol 1 #346 - 1 msg)

Just van Rossum just@letterror.com
Fri, 4 Feb 2000 23:17:52 +0100

At 4:55 PM -0500 04-02-2000, bwarsaw@cnri.reston.va.us wrote:

Oops. Cool! Never saw that on comp.lang.python.announce ;-)

>Or chop the truncation limit down from 1000 lines.  Would 100 make
>more sense?

I guess its too late for that now(*), but I'd like to make another argument
for *no* diffs in the checking messages:

For me, the log messages are much more important than the diffs. I want to
read what file has changed, and why it has changed. In most cases I don't
care about the details, and if I do, it's easy enough to go through cvs.
Now, because I'm just keeping a loose eye on what's going on, I subscribe
as digest. That's wonderful: every day I get one email with a list of
changes with their comments. However, with the diff stuff in place, I have
to wade through screenfuls of diffs that I don't care about to get to the
log messages that I *do* care about. They almost disappear in the mud.

Overall, the current situation is very much sub-optimal for me, and I even
consider unsubscribing. Note that this isn't so much an issue of
band-width, but of getting the information that I care about in a
convenient way.

*) I've never seen the "voting" you alluded to earlier, probably because
that took place on a list that I'm not on. I find that slightly odd...