[Python-Dev] New workflow change: Welcome to blurb

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Mon Jun 26 17:25:09 EDT 2017

On 6/25/2017 4:09 PM, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 25, 2017 at 12:23 PM, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org 
> <mailto:brett at python.org>> wrote:
>     On Sun, Jun 25, 2017, 11:24 Terry Reedy, <tjreedy at udel.edu
>     <mailto:tjreedy at udel.edu>> wrote:

>         I was not aware that PRs could be edited via a web UI and have
>         no idea
>         how.  I search a PR for something, searched the devguide index for
>         'web', and searched 3 Lifecycle of a pull request.  Did I miss
>         something.  Also, 6. Helping with Documentation should say something
>         about submitting typo PRs via the web, if indeed that is
>         possible yet.
>     You can edit anything via the web, it's just part of GitHub and so
>     we have not documented it explicitly to avoid just duplicating
>     GitHub's own docs.

There is a different between 'duplicating' the docs and providing short 

> If you're still not sure how, from the PR UI go to the "Files changed" 
> tab and click the "pencil" icon on the heading for the file you want to 
> change. The PR creator must have enabled this (but I think it's on by 
> default). When you save, GitHub creates a new commit in the PR's branch 
> and all the usual tests (Travis-CI etc.) get kicked off. Where it breaks 
> down is if you want to edit multiple files (it creates a new commit for 
> each) or if the files are large (scrolling around is awkward) or if you 
> want to make extensive changes (the web editor is limited in its 
> capabilities, it's based on https://codemirror.net/).

Thank you.  This will make reviewing more fun. This should speed up 
editing doc strings and comments and making other small changes (in a 
single file) while reviewing.  I just used this to edit a news item I 
pushed previously.

It seems strange that such an edit triggers a travis download of 3.6 to 
run the cherry_picker test, but that is another issue.

Maybe I will use the web editor to add a a couple of lines to the 
devguide about using the web editor ;-).

Terry Jan Reedy

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