[python-committers] what's going on with Misc/NEWS?

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Sun May 26 22:15:31 CEST 2013

On May 25, 2013 9:18 PM, "Nick Coghlan" <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, May 26, 2013 at 9:41 AM, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
> >> The NEWS update script could even use the revision history to decide
> >> which order to add entries to the bulleted list.
> >
> > I think the annoyance with this approach is you will have to remember
> > to add a file every time you do anything worthy of NEWS. Without
> > something like ``hg newsworthy`` to take an optional issue # and then
> > have you enter your NEWS entry and then use that to pre-populate the
> > commit message, people will forget. Now granted adding the commit
> > later is not a huge deal, but it is something that might happen if you
> > forget to ``hg st`` before committing.
> How is that any different from the status quo with people forgetting
> an entry in NEWS? Just the extra step of needing to "hg add" the news
> entry?

I didn't think there was a forgetfulness issue. I'm just trying to lower
the overhead of doing a merge.

> Well, perhaps we can do this in two phases - resolve the persistent
> problem of merge conflicts first, and then worry about the separate
> push race problem later.

If we can ever agree on a solution. :)


> Cheers,
> Nick.
> --
> Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia
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