[dev] Counting the chaff

Jeremy Stanley fungi at yuggoth.org
Tue Dec 10 19:21:45 UTC 2019

On 2019-12-10 13:11:52 -0600 (-0600), Eric Fried wrote:
> Are we counting number of commits, or lines of code? If the
> latter, the calculation of the coefficient ought to take into
> account that larger commits almost certainly have more revisions
> (I'm assuming -- I haven't checked).

This was purely the number of times any change was updated with a
new revision prior to merging. Yes absolutely there are a ton of
hidden variables there and I agree that larger changes are more
prone to see more revisions due to there being more to get wrong in
them and the increased chance that they'll end up in conflict with
other changes which merge ahead of them. However, I don't think
there's anything significantly different about that particular
detail when you're comparing a Gerrit change review workflow to a
GitHub additive commit review workflow, which was the main point of
this analysis.
Jeremy Stanley
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