[bind10-dev] [refactor] ChangeLog category?

Shane Kerr shane at isc.org
Fri Jun 18 11:17:56 UTC 2010


Jinmei,

On Thu, 2010-06-17 at 18:52 -0700, JINMEI Tatuya / 神明達哉 wrote:
> When I updated ChangeLog for trac #200 (https://bind10.isc.org/ticket/200)
> it occurred to me that "func" may not be a good category for this
> change because it doesn't (and shouldn't) add any new feature.
> 
> In BIND 9 we would have called it "cleanup" (or sometimes even "bug",
> which is overly abused).  While I generally refrain from adding a new
> category without a strong reason, I guess this is probably something
> we want to add.
> 
> And, if so, I wonder if "refactor" (or "refactoring") might be better
> than "cleanup" because refactoring is a pretty well known term in
> software development, and it would indicate the behavior doesn't
> change more clearly than general terms like "cleanup".
> 
> Opinions?  My specific questions are
> - should we add a new category for refactoring changes?
> - if so, what should we call them?  cleanup or refactor(ing), or
>   something else?

I agree this is an issue. 

"refactor" seems to make more sense to me, as we may have code that has
no real problems, but needs to be changed for some reason.

I just hope we don't end up overusing "refactor" too. ;)

--
Shane




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