[MLton] cvs commit messages

Matthew Fluet fluet@cs.cornell.edu
Wed, 3 Dec 2003 13:54:25 -0500 (EST)

> * The instantaneous way -- place MAIL in the log message and it will
> be sent, along with the diffs, immediately.
> * The delayed way -- http://www.mlton.org/commitlog is updated nightly
> with the commits made from the previous day, and contains a complete
> log of all commits (without diffs) in reverse cronological order.
> Long ago, when we first started CVS commits, we decided it was too
> intrusive to send an email for each commit.  I still feel that way
> (strongly).  However, I am wondering if people might find it useful
> and un-intrusive enough to receive a nightly email of all the commits
> from the previous day (without diffs).  Basically, this would contain
> a prefix of http://www.mlton.org/commitlog.  It would only be sent on
> days when at least one commit happens, and wouldn't be very long,
> since it only contains log messages.
> Thoughts?

I'm happy enough with the www.mlton.org/commitlog to check recent
activity.  But, I wouldn't mind having a nightly email.

I'll also say that I never look at the diffs in a MAIL commit.