Comments for CVS -> Bugzilla Gateway part 2

Gervase Markham gerv at
Fri Oct 25 15:34:50 UTC 2002

Christian Reis wrote:
> The second issue is: how do we allow specifying the bug # in the CVS
> checkin comment? Timeless has suggested the formats
> "bug 23222" "bug #2323" "bug# 33432"
> I have seen
> "b=23232" and "b#=23232" on Mozilla bonsai. Anybody have any other
> formats they think are likely? Should we support b=*?

Whatever format you specify, people will standardise on if you say that 
this is what's supported. In other words, it's a good way to ensure 
consistency and conformity among CVS checkin comments, which can only be 
a good thing.

So, for example, you could say that bug references have to start the 
comment, and have to be of the form:
Bug 123456(, Bug 234567)* : ...

My argument is, in a nutshell, to be strict rather than liberal in what 
you accept :-)


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