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SubjectRe: A modest proposal -- We need a patch penguin
On Wed, Jan 30, 2002 at 10:14:49AM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> Larry - can bitkeeper easily be persuaded to take "messages" back all the way
> to the true originator of a change. Ie if a diff gets to Linus he can reject
> a given piece of change and without passing messages back down the chain
> ensure they get the reply as to why it was rejected, and even if
> nobody filled anything in that it was looked at and rejected by xyz at
> time/date ?

It's certainly possible and there are changes we could make to make it more
useful. Right now, there is no record of a change if it goes and then gets
rejected right back out; it's as if you patched and then you did a reverse
patch.

The good news is that each change (patch) has an identifier, they look like

awc@bitmover.bitmover.com|ChangeSet|20011230212716|39200

and if we kept a record of those that were rejected, it would be trivial for
a developer to track whether his change was in/not seen/rejected.
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Larry McVoy lm at bitmover.com http://www.bitmover.com/lm
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