[PATCH RFC] pullrequest: reverse order of changeset list

Mads Kiilerich mads at kiilerich.com
Sun Apr 26 13:56:33 EDT 2015

On 04/25/2015 10:23 PM, Thomas De Schampheleire wrote:
> # HG changeset patch
> # User Thomas De Schampheleire <thomas.de.schampheleire at gmail.com>
> # Date 1429991014 -7200
> #      Sat Apr 25 21:43:34 2015 +0200
> # Node ID 7f62f8ef3acc8ce197156d138936a56329f0d151
> # Parent  471b0adcad4cb7e40db3599340fe1b6242d3a7b8
> pullrequest: reverse order of changeset list

I see your point.

* It is (or rather: was and would be) confusing when lists of changesets 
are in different order in different places. Currently we avoid that by 
always showing in the same order (and showing the graph to make it more 
clear how they relate.)
* The changeset list is not necessarily linear - showing the graph helps 
understanding how the changeset relates. "Nobody" would show a graph 
with the most recent changes at the bottom. Showing a graph thus shows 
what the order of the changesets is ... and do that we can't reverse the 

> When reviewing a pullrequest, it makes sense to start with the parent-most
> commit and end with the child-most commit (old to new).

Perhaps. But it could be seen as: A pullrequest is building on top of a 
(presumably) stable foundation. On top of that you add the changesets on 
top of each other. So when reviewing something (or building a brick 
house), you have to start from the bottom with the lowest revisions (or 

My conclusion: I do not think it is a good idea. I think it is better to 
teach people that they should do changeset reviews bottom-up. It can 
perhaps be added if we get a mode where we ensure that a "PR" is linear 
(perhaps my making it more like a series of patches like Phabricator and 

> diff --git a/kallithea/templates/compare/compare_cs.html b/kallithea/templates/compare/compare_cs.html
> --- a/kallithea/templates/compare/compare_cs.html
> +++ b/kallithea/templates/compare/compare_cs.html
> @@ -1,3 +1,5 @@
> +<%page args="cs_order='child_to_parent'" />

I didn't know about %page - even though we already use it. 
told me more.


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