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[Xen-devel] Re: [PATCH] xm: cleanup sched-sedf and tests

On Mon, Mar 13, 2006 at 09:36:48AM -0600, Ryan Harper wrote:

> I'll be sure to use hg export.  I thought that inline was preferred rather
> than attachment so that the patch is readable directly in the mail client.
> Ideally, the patch shouldn't word-wrap.  I can make them attachments if
> that is the preferred method.

I've heard people say that they prefer inline, but for me, an attachment is by
far the best option.  My client (mutt) can show attachments inline anyway, so
reading the patch is not a problem, but cut-and-pasting from the terminal
certainly can be.

Patches do have a tendency to word-wrap.  Many developers work right up to the
80th column, which means that by the time you add the two characters on the
left for the diff indicators, you're going to wrap.  Furthermore, the headers
on the diff often include a full path name and a date, and they wrap most of
the time.

If you want to cover all bases, you can attach it _and_ paste it inline, but
I'd be happy just with the attachment.  There are a few conscientious people
who do that, but I don't want to put too much burden on those people doing
good work for Xen, and I certainly wouldn't insist upon it!



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