[swift-evolution] Proposal: Support for commit comments
amichail at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 17:00:41 CST 2015
> On Dec 21, 2015, at 5:56 PM, Greg Parker <gparker at apple.com> wrote:
>> On Dec 21, 2015, at 2:53 PM, Amir Michail via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org <mailto:swift-evolution at swift.org>> wrote:
>>> On Dec 21, 2015, at 5:38 PM, Douglas Gregor <dgregor at apple.com> wrote:
>>>> On Dec 21, 2015, at 11:07 AM, Amir Michail via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>>>> Upon a commit, these comments would be automatically removed from the source and combined into a single commit comment.
>>>> In this way, you would not need to remember what changes you are committing in order to make up a commit comment. You just comment the code as you make the changes.
>>>> A special syntax would be used for commit comments so they are never confused with normal comments.
>>>> Note also that in the case of multiple changes being committed at once, these commit comments would give a more accurate mapping of the individual comments to the code changes they refer to.
>>> This has nothing to do with Swift.
>> Aren’t comments part of Swift?
> Comments are, but commits are not. We don't have any way to force source control systems like git or svn to scan our files for special comments.
If it is part of the language standard and is supported by Xcode, then many source control systems/IDEs will support it also as it gives them a competitive advantage.
> Greg Parker gparker at apple.com <mailto:gparker at apple.com> Runtime Wrangler
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