[Python-Dev] Mercurial?

Daniel (ajax) Diniz ajaksu at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 20:25:53 CEST 2009

Dirkjan Ochtman wrote:
> 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
> contribution.

Maybe it'd be better to first replicate the current workflow,
shortcomings and all, then later discuss a new policy? That would mean
no credits for non-commiters should come from the VCS alone: those
come from commit messages, the ACKS file, copyright notices in source,

BTW, keep in mind some people will prefer to submit diff-generated,
non-hg patches. IMO,  this use case should be supported before the
rich-patch one.


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