[Python-Dev] "Unstable" is an ambiguous word...

Paul Hughett hughett@mercur.uphs.upenn.edu
Tue, 9 Apr 2002 13:52:34 -0400

Fred Drake wrote:

> I think it would be a good idea to have a way to determine from a
> checkin comment whether it was part of a bugfix (w/ issue # if there
> is one), feature (w/ issue #, again), or simple code cleanliness
> (whitespace cleanup, etc.).  Something that can be checked by tools
> would be nice, especially for release managers.

The convention that I've seen and adopted for my own use has the first
word of the checkin comment be one of the following, including the colon:

ENH:  Enhancement
BUG:  Bug fix
DOC:  Change to comments or whitespace
PERF:  Performance improvement w/o feature changes

Paul Hughett