[Python-Dev] Mercurial?

Dirkjan Ochtman dirkjan at ochtman.nl
Tue Apr 7 08:15:33 CEST 2009

On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 00:05, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> I think the identification in the SSH keys is useless. It contains
> strings like "loewis at mira" or "ncoghlan at uberwald", or even multiple
> of them (barry at wooz, barry at resist, ...).

Right, so we'll put up the author map somewhere with the email
addresses I gathered and ask for a more thorough review at some point.

> It seems that the PEP needs to spell out a policy as to what committer
> information needs to look like; then we need to verify that the proposed
> name mapping matches that policy.

Right. It's basically "Name Lastname <email>" -- we can verify that in a hook.

> Correct. The objective was to not allow nick names, but have real names
> as committer names. It appears that this policy does not directly
> translate into Mercurial.

One of the nicer features of Mercurial/DVCSs, in my experience, is
that non-committers get to keep the credit on their patches. That
means that it's impossible to enforce a policy more extensive than
some basic checks (such as the format above). Unless we keep a list of
people who have signed an agreement, which will mean people will have
to re-do the username on commits that don't constitute a non-trivial



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