svn commit: r189612 - in user/lstewart/alq_varlen_8.x: sys/kern tools/test/alq

Robert Watson rwatson at
Tue Mar 10 15:54:31 PDT 2009

On Tue, 10 Mar 2009, Doug Barton wrote:

>>> Generally it's preferred not to mix these two types of changes. The 
>>> preferred course of action is to make the style changes, confirm that the 
>>> binary is unchanged (e.g., with sha256), then do substantive changes. 
>>> Makes the revision history a little easier to parse down the road.
>> well, this is a private branch after all :)
> 1. Good habits come from good practice, and what better place to practice 
> than in a "private" branch?
> 2. Given that the stuff is in the FreeBSD repository, the presumption is 
> that it is of some use to the wider FreeBSD community. So IMO community best 
> practices are a reasonable expectation. Otherwise, why not just keep it 
> local?

Also, if the plan is to use svn merge to pull the changes back from a work 
branch into the main branch, revision history from that branch will be seen by 
people tracking the recursive history of changes in the main branch.

Robert N M Watson
Computer Laboratory
University of Cambridge

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