[Python-Dev] checkin messages that reference SF bugs or patches

Jeremy Hylton jeremy@beopen.com
Tue, 5 Sep 2000 14:43:04 -0400 (EDT)

If you commit a change that closes an SF bug or patch, please write a
checkin message that describes the change independently of the
information stored in SF.  You should also reference the bug or patch
id, but the id alone is not sufficient.

I am working on the NEWS file for Python 2.0 and have found a few
checkin messages that just said "SF patch #010101."  It's tedious to
go find the closed patch entry and read all the discussion.  Let's
assume the person reading the CVS log does not have access to the SF