[LLVMdev] ANNOUNCEMENT: Removing list prefix

Eli Bendersky eliben at google.com
Tue Jan 29 12:56:19 PST 2013

On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 12:11 PM, Nuno Lopes <nunoplopes at sapo.pt> wrote:
>> On 01/28/2013 07:45 PM, Tanya Lattner wrote:
>>> I will be removing the list prefix "LLVMDev" from the subject line. If
>>> you are filtering by this, please use the list headers instead.
>>> If you have any questions, please let me know.
>> Thanks Tanya, this makes the subject lines of the commits a lot more
>> accessible.
>> Tobi
> Please let me state my opinion against this change.
> Due to the heavy traffic on LLVM mailing lists, one needs some kind of
> filtering to keep only the relevant emails in the inbox.  Since my ISP's
> email server doesn't support any server-side email filtering, I used to
> filter the e-mails visually. It was easy to ignore emails with the subject
> prefixed with LLVM or cfe (or both).
> Right now I can only see 200 emails in my inbox and I cannot distinguish
> between them.
> I personally also preferred the file names in the subject, since that
> allowed me to visually filter the commits in my areas.  However, if we all
> start prefixing the commit messages with the area (as some already do), this
> problem is gone.

Could you clarify your situation? Can't you look at a message's
headers and see which mailing list it's addressed to / came from? That
enables setting up client filters to sort messages into folders /
apply filters, etc.


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