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[Python-Dev] Reminder: Please elaborate commit messages

Usually, I don't open a new bug to fix or enhance a test. So I
wouldn't say that it's mandatory. It's really on a case by case basis.

It seems like test_asyncio failures are a hot topic these days :-)
It's one of the reasons why Python 3.7rc1 has been delayed by 2 days,
no? :-)


2018-05-22 14:37 GMT+02:00 Andrew Svetlov <andrew.svetlov at gmail.com>:
> Sorry for that.
> I thought that the bpo issue can be skipped because it is tests-only change,
> no asyncio code was affected.
> Will be more accurate next time.
> On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 3:26 PM Victor Stinner <vstinner at redhat.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> In https://bugs.python.org/issue33531, Andrew Svetlov wrote "Fixed
>> failed sendfile tests on Windows (at least I hope so)." without giving
>> any bpo number or a commit number. So I looked at latest commits and I
>> found:
>> ---
>> commit e2537521916c5bf88fcf54d4654ff1bcd332be4a
>> Author: Andrew Svetlov <andrew.svetlov at gmail.com>
>> Date:   Mon May 21 12:03:45 2018 +0300
>>     Fix asyncio flaky tests (#7023)
>> ---
>> Please try to write better error messages for people who will dig into
>> the Git history in 1, 5 or 10 years:
>> * Usually, it's better to open a bug. Here you could give the full
>> error message, mention on which platform the test fails, etc.
>> * Mention which tests are affected
>> * Maybe even give an extract of the error message of the fixed test in
>> the commit message
>> I know that it's more effort and fixing flaky tests is annoying and
>> may require multiple iterations, but again, please think to people who
>> will have to read the Git history later...
>> I was able able to rebuild the context of this commit from a comment
>> of https://bugs.python.org/issue33531
>> Victor
> --
> Thanks,
> Andrew Svetlov