[erlang-patches] Submitting patches via git format-patch/git am

Björn Gustavsson <>
Tue Feb 9 17:21:13 CET 2010

On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 4:26 PM, Winston Smith
<> wrote:
> I know that you suggest the best way to submit patches is to send a
> link to a git repository that contains the patch(es), but do/will you
> guys also accept patches via email in git "format-patch" form?

We do.

> I've used this with other open source projects and it works very well.

Yes. It makes it much easier to review a patch and comment it line-by-line.

The drawback is that it can be tricky to configure some email clients
so that they don't line wrap or remove spaces in patches (making them
impossible to apply), so therefore we didn't want to require patches to be
sent that way.

Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB

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