[llvm-dev] Comments on GitHub commits?

David Zarzycki via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Wed Oct 30 22:59:36 PDT 2019

> On Oct 30, 2019, at 5:57 PM, Tom Stellard via llvm-dev <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> On 10/30/2019 03:09 AM, Stephan Bergmann via llvm-dev wrote:
>> You can apparently leave comments on GitHub commits (instead of commenting at Phabricator, or directly sending a reply to the relevant commit mailing list and relevant CCs).  I once accidentally did that myself (<https://github.com/llvm/llvm-project/commit/4a6861a7e5b59be24a09b8b9782255d028e7aade#commitcomment-35540755 <https://github.com/llvm/llvm-project/commit/4a6861a7e5b59be24a09b8b9782255d028e7aade#commitcomment-35540755>>) and now (presumably because I'm member of some GitHub group) got mail about <https://github.com/llvm/llvm-project/commit/2724d9e12960cc1d93eeabbfc9aa1bffffa041cc#commitcomment-35724925 <https://github.com/llvm/llvm-project/commit/2724d9e12960cc1d93eeabbfc9aa1bffffa041cc#commitcomment-35724925>>.
>> Do we want to allow such comments?
> I think we would like this disabled, but I don't think it's possible.
> Or at least I haven't found a way to do it yet.

Not automatically as far as I can tell. One can manually “lock the conversation” on a commit but that’s about it.

From what I’ve seen on other projects, comments on raw git commits are rare and self-limiting. The only reasonable responses are “okay”, “okay, file a bug”, and “okay, please submit a patch”. I also haven’t verified this, but I suspect only the commit author gets notified, which prevents idle people from piling onto to the conversation.

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