Re: [PATCH v2] coccicheck: support $COCCI being defined as a directory

From: Julia Lawall
Date: Thu Oct 24 2019 - 03:58:35 EST

On Thu, 24 Oct 2019, Markus Elfring wrote:

> > Second the commit log could be more concise as:
> I like your desire for choosing a more appropriate commit message.
> > Allow defining COCCI as a directory that contains .cocci files.
> I would prefer to concentrate the patch subject on other information.
> > In general, at least in simple cases, it is not necessary to mention the
> > name of the file you are modifying in the comit log, because one can see
> > that just below from looking at the diffstat and the patch.
> This view can be reasonable. - How does it fit to the usual requirement
> for the specification of a âsubsystemâ (or âprefixâ) according to the
> canonical patch format?

Huh? I was talking about the log message, not the subject line. Likewise
"Allow defining..." was not proposed as a subject line, but as the log
message. With that degree of orientation, I think one can look at the
code and figure out what the intent is. At least if one knows the meaning
of -d.