immutable commit messages, why?

Greg Lindahl lindahl at
Wed Mar 19 17:00:25 CDT 2008

On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 02:07:17PM -0700, Dustin Sallings wrote:

> 	Your description also sounds like it applies to the code itself, or  
> comments within the code, or the changeset author, or the date.

One way of addressing the issue with a minimal change to mercurial
would be a way to indicate that a given commit is related to some
earlier commit. Then the workflow would look like:

* Coder commits buggy bugfix
* QA commits a related changeset saying, "didn't fix bug", just a description
* Coder commits a related changeset with a fixed fix

Then it would be up to the UI to represent these threads of related

In my last company we used Bugzilla for this workflow.

-- greg

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