[llvm-dev] Phabricator -> GitHub PRs?
Renato Golin via llvm-dev
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Wed Jan 15 14:15:37 PST 2020
On Wed, 15 Jan 2020 at 18:55, Nicolai Hähnle <nhaehnle at gmail.com> wrote:
> This has simply not been true in my experience. Actually, not having
> to re-send a new series is one of the main advantages that
> Phabricator-based review has over the original review style for Git,
> which is to send patch series via mailing lists.
Interesting. If they can be committed separately, why were they a
series in the first place?
Or was that independent, but related, patches? In this case, they
could have been different PRs with mention of each other, no?
> It might be the case that you occasionally have series where major
> redesigns are required, and then asking for a fresh start makes sense.
What I mean by patch series is exactly what you would have in a
sanitised git branch: a number of sequential patches that build on
each other. You cannot commit patch 3 before 2 as Git wouldn't let you
In those cases, if we want to have patch 3 before the series, the
author needs to rewrite history (rebase -i), push the patch up and
pull into another branch, so that we can have the old tree with -1
patches as the derived series, and the cherry-picked patch merged
But in those cases, the patch would most certainly have to be
different, and that would also change the remaining series. So, new
patch, new series.
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