It happens that I edit my own answers.
This is because
- I often write spontaneously and hereby tend to write long sentences.
Later I realize how incomprehensible my wordings are.
- English is not my mother tongue and I produce all sorts of linguistic mistakes. (Spelling/grammar/incorrect use of English vocabulary/...)
My edits/changes often do not refer to the code that I present in my answer, but refer to the text passages in which I (try to) explain this code.
Would it, if so, be good practice to note explicitly within the edit summary that one has not changed the presented code?
Would it, if so, be good practice to note explicitly within the edit summary that one has only changed code comments that are not carried out in any way (the remarks behind
% in (La)TeX-code)?
The reason why I think about mentioning explicitly that none of the code presented in the answer was changed is to indicate that the changes do not imply that those who use that code in their own work need to take action.
More generally speaking, what kind of (meta-)data would prove useful within in the edit summary?
Any advice for writing good edit summaries is welcome.