[Python-Dev] Commit messages: please avoid temporal ambiguity

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Tue May 10 14:29:58 CEST 2011

On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 5:36 AM, Eric Smith <eric at trueblade.com> wrote:
> Thanks indeed for bringing this up, Terry. It's been on my to-do list
> for a while. I think it comes from just copying the title of a bug
> report. The bug is "X does Y", and that's what's used in the fix.

I believe I've actually seen it in NEWS entries as well (although
thankfully not often and I can't recall any specific instances off the
top of my head).

I'm also a fan of including the word "now" and describing the new
behaviour, although I'll sometimes use "no longer" and describe the
old behaviour for some bugs where that seems more appropriate.


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