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Re: GDB 7.99.91 MinGW compilation error in cli-script.c

> Cc:,,
> From: Pedro Alves <>
> Date: Fri, 26 May 2017 15:10:01 +0100
> > So the convention is to include the full qualifier of every method?
> > Including the namespace of the class?  Does that include the whole
> > chain of namespaces up to the root?  If not, where does one stop?
> I admit that I'm puzzled about you having an issue with
> gdb::to_string, when your original entry said "(std::to_string)", 
> not "(to_string)".

I did that because of the different namespaces involved in that
particular change.  But that was an exception: I normally don't look
too hard at what Emacs's add-log commands produce in the parentheses,
I just trust it to DTRT.  Having to manually correct that in each case
is a complication.

> I think the convention is to provide enough qualifiers to
> to make it convenient to search/see what function was changed.
> For class methods, I think we should include the class name,
> otherwise it can get ambiguous.  I'm fine with not mentioning
> the namespace when otherwise it's obvious or redundant.  E.g.,
> if all of gdb was in namespace gdb [it's not], it'd probably not
> make much sense to keep putting "gdb::" everywhere.  But when
> referring to a symbol outside gdb's namespace, I'd think it wise to
> mention the namespace, so that it's clearer what the entry
> is referring to.

Well, I suggest to document these conventions somewhere, like the
Wiki.  I don't think they are self-evident, and standards.texi doesn't
say anything about qualifying method names, it just tells to use the
Emacs add-log commands and the related VC features.

> I never managed to get used to using emacs commands to write the ChangeLog.
> I write ChangeLog entries manually, directly in the git commit log,
> while scrolling through the diff, as last "self review" event, and
> then copy over to the ChangeLog file at push time.

You will find some advice for a better workflow in the CONTRIBUTE file
in the Emacs repository

I've just asked the CC Mode maintainer to allow the add-log commands
to not strip the class qualifiers.  But namespace qualifiers will
still have to be added by hand, I'm afraid, which is a bit of a
nuisance, IMO.

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