Felipe Contreras wrote:

> It's all fun and games to write explanations for things, but it's not
> that easy when you want those explanations to be actually true, and
> corrent--you have to spend time to make sure of that.

That's why it's useful for the patch submitter to write them, asking
for help when necessary.

As a bonus, it helps reviewers understand the effect of the patch.
Bugs averted!

> Either way, if obvious fixes that are one-liners require an essay for
> you, I give up.

I guess it is fair to call a reasonable subject line plus a couple of
sentences an essay.  Yes, obvious fixes especially require that, since
the bug caused by an obvious fix is one of the worst kinds.
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