> On Nov 17, 2022, at 12:23 PM, David Kilzer via webkit-dev > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > The following PR adds placeholder text in the commit log template to remind > authors to explain why a change fixes a bug: > > Bug 248012: Update commit message template to request a brief explanation of > why a PR fixes the bug > <https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=248012 > <https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=248012>> > <https://github.com/WebKit/WebKit/pull/6579 > <https://github.com/WebKit/WebKit/pull/6579>> > > It looks like this: > > Need a short description (OOPS!). > Need the bug URL (OOPS!). > Include a Radar link (OOPS!). > > Reviewed by NOBODY (OOPS!). > > Short explanation why this fixes the bug (OOPS!). > > * path/to/File.cpp: > (Method::Name): > > Since this is effectively a policy change, Jonathan suggested I post it here > first before the change is landed. > > I believe many WebKit contributors already do this anyway, and it’s always > been a best-practice to explain why a change fixes a bug (vs. what a patch > does, which is usually obvious by reading the code), so this text just serves > as a reminder to write a short explanation for every relevant patch. > > Note that the line may be simply be deleted when it doesn’t apply (such as > gardening, a build fix, etc.). > > Any feedback on this change?
Seems like a good idea. - R. Niwa
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