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Re: svn log format redux

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2001-11-06 23:37:24 CET

"Sander Striker" <striker@apache.org> writes:
> > From: Greg Hudson [mailto:ghudson@MIT.EDU]
> > Sent: 03 November 2001 00:21
>
> > What did we decide to do about the log format? Did we decide to keep
> > the byte count?
> >
> > If so, I have an idea: why not say the number of lines in the log
> > message rather than the number of bytes? It addresses Branko's
> > concern that the number of bytes is ambiguous because of line
> > separators, and it's something a human is more likely to pick up on.
> >
> > I'll feel dumb if y'all already got this idea and I didn't notice. :)
>
> Yeah, I mentioned it in not so clear terms, but it wasn't picked up
> yet. ;)

Sorry, got behind on mail.

+1 on this -- I'll do it as part of finishing svn log. It will work
reliably, since the separator is its own line, and the only purpose of
the byte/line count is to know when you've seen the real separator and
not an imposter.

-K

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