That's great Geoffrey!
(OT: did you get my email about grid?)

On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 8:39 AM, Esteban Aliverti <> wrote:
This is a great feature! Unfortunately, I had to learn it the hard way ;)

Best Regards,


Esteban Aliverti
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On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 5:58 AM, Geoffrey De Smet <> wrote:
Hi guys,

Until now, when a code change was committed and pushed by someone else
and you did not agree with the code change(s),
there were only 3 things you could do:
- Fix it and commit it, if you're a 90%+ sure that it's a mistake (and
probably mail the original committer so he has a chance to disagree)
- Postpone it and hope you run into the original committer on IRC (or
mail him), still remember the issue, still remember the class and line
name and discuss it...
- Ignore it, especially if you're less than 50% sure that it's a problem.
Most of the times, we probably ignored it, to avoid stepping on people
toes and because it's a lot of work copying the affected code.

But thanks to github, there's an 4th way: look up the commit on and click left of the line(s) with which you don't agree.
It has a couple of advantages:
- Your concerns are hooked to the code line of your concerns, making it
much easier for the original author to understand your point
- The original author might invalidate your concerns or find a bug in
your proposed changes
- If the original author validates your concerns, he has learned and
won't make the same mistake again
- The original author might have made a similar mistake in other code
(which only he knows about)

Here's a recent successful conversation:

You can find a list of all commit comments here:

With kind regards,
Geoffrey De Smet

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