Re: Mail thread references in commits

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Andres Freund <andres(at)anarazel(dot)de>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Mail thread references in commits
Date: 2016-11-17 22:10:43
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On 11/17/2016 04:06 PM, Andres Freund wrote:
> On November 17, 2016 1:02:38 PM PST, Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net> wrote:
>> I love seeing references to email threads in commit messages. It would
>> make them a lot friendlier though if a full http URL were included
>> instead of just a Message-ID, i.e. instead of <foo1234(at)bar(dot)com> put
>> <>. I know this is
>> a bit more trouble. but not that much, and it would make it very easy
>> to
>> follow with just a mouse click.
> They're really hard to read though, because lines with e.g. gmail message IDs get very long even without that prefix. Do you look at these in the e-mail or gitweb?

Mainly in Thunderbird. But it's cumbersome either way.

I agree gmail message IDs are ugly and insanely long. Personally I would
rather pay the price of one line of ugliness for nice clickability.

To Tom's point that the URL might be ephemeral while the Message-ID is
not, the URL would contain the Message-ID, so even if the base changed
you could adjust to it.



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