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Re: [PATCH v3 4/4] wt-status.c: Set the committable flag in the collect phase.

"Stephen P. Smith" <ischis2@xxxxxxx> writes:

> On Friday, September 7, 2018 3:31:55 PM MST you wrote:
>> Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> The patch is mostly for illustration of the idea.
>> The result seems to compile and pass the test suite, but I haven't
>> carefully thought about what else I may be breaking with this
>> mechanical change.  For example, I noticed that both of the old
>> callsites of wt_status_get_state() have free() of a few fiedls in
>> the structure, and I kept the code as close to the original, but I
>> suspect they should not be freed there in the functions in the
>> "print" phase, but rather the caller of the "collect" and "print"
>> should be made responsible for deciding when to dispose the entire
>> wt_status (and wt_status_state as part of it).  This illustration
>> patch does not address that kind of details (yet).
> If we use this as a basis of a follow on patch, how do I handle credit.   You 
> obviously wrote this patch and I did not.

Often people just mention "This was based on an earlier work by ..."
at/near the end of the log message.  When the result ends up to be
very different from the earlier work, just adding "Helped-by: ..."
before your sign-off is often sufficient.