[python-committers] Please edit the commit message when merge a PR

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Mon Jul 10 11:09:37 EDT 2017

On Jul 10, 2017, at 04:57 PM, Victor Stinner wrote:

>I would prefer to ask the author to squash and/or rebase his/her
>commits rather than having to edit the commit message myself. I prefer
>that the commit message is part of the review, and not only done by
>the one who clicks on the Merge button.
>It would prefer mistakes in the commit message.
>GitHub PR UI is not ideal to review commit messages :-/

GitLab is roughly the same, and I always edit commit messages when squash
merging.  While ideally the author could do this, I think sensible commit
messages are more important, so +1 for having the committer edit them at their


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