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Re: [PATCH 1/2] Provide a common malloc wrappers and palloc et al. emulation for frontend'ish environs

From: Andres Freund <andres(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
To: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] Provide a common malloc wrappers and palloc et al. emulation for frontend'ish environs
Date: 2013-01-09 12:47:35
Message-ID: 20130109124735.GE5759@awork2.anarazel.de (view raw or flat)
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On 2013-01-09 13:34:12 +0100, Magnus Hagander wrote:
> Am I the only one who finds this way of posting patches really annoying?

Well, I unsurprisingly don't ;)

> Here is a patch with no description other than a list of changed
> files. And discussion happens in a completely different email.

They contain the commit message - which in most of the cases is more
informative than the one just posted, which was definitely rather
short. It should like in e.g.
 http://archives.postgresql.org/message-id/1352942234-3953-11-git-send-email-andres%402ndquadrant.com

> What's wrong with just posting the patch as a regular attachment(s) to
> a regular thread, like other people do?

Two issues:
- If you have a bigger series of patches (like the whole logical
  decoding thing) posting all patches in a single mail makes the
  following thread even harder to follow than its currently the
  case. Note how even in this, far smaller, case the discussion actually
  happened in the appropriate subthreads. I find it way much easier to
  reread through an old thread that way to reassure myself what was
  discussed.
- mhonarc does really strange things if you attach two git created
  patches (splits them into multiple mails)

> It may be just me. But it may be others as well, so I figured I should
> raise the issue :)

I am happy to comply with whatever others prefer.

Greetings,

Andres Freund

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