Proposal: accept pull requests on GitHub

Edward Z. Yang ezyang at
Sun Nov 1 23:19:19 UTC 2015

Hello Nikita,

Phabricator has a model where you can make all of your comments in a
batch (unsubmitted), and then submit them at once.  TBH, I've never
had a workflow where I didn't want my intermediate comments to be
posted immediately, but it also hasn't been too much of a bother
to make my comments, and then scroll to the bottom and submit.


Excerpts from Nikita Karetnikov's message of 2015-10-28 14:30:56 -0700:
> > I would recommend against moving code reviews to Github.
> > I like it and use it all the time for my own projects, but for a large
> > project like GHC, its code reviews are too basic (comments get lost in
> > multi-round reviews), and its customisation an process enforcement is
> > too weak; but that has all been mentioned already on the
> > page you linked.
> At least you're able to submit comments!  I just had my second
> interaction with arc/phab and I have to say that I really hate both now.
> The former is not flexible enough and lacks documentation, the latter is
> just plain confusing.
> I was trying to update an existing phab diff (D1334), but I had no idea
> what would be submitted, and I'm still not sure whether I did that okay
> or not.  Oh, slyfox tells me that I overwrote my previous changes, nice!
> In the process, I also created a new revision by mistake.  The web UI
> didn't help either since there's so much stuff: diffs, revisions, ids.
> Is it okay to have multiple diffs in a single phab differential after
> updating?  No idea.
> After that I was struggling to reply to rwbarton.  I hit "Done" and
> added my comment, but both things were marked as "Unsubmitted" (or
> something).  After a while I decided to click on the button at the
> bottom of the page.  Looks like it did the trick, but I have no idea
> whether it's the right way or not.
> Not that I'm saying that GitHub is perfect, but at least it works
> instead of messing up with the work I carefully tested.

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