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Re: property policy.

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2001-07-10 18:00:07 CEST

"Mark D. Baushke" <mdb@juniper.net> writes:
> That would be very valuable. There are times when users commit a file
> with the wrong log message or defect report identifier and need/want
> to clean it up so that it will not cause confusion to future
> maintainers of the file. There should be some way to fix it if needed.

Absolutely.

The repository interface (i.e., libsvn_fs) provides a generic
interface to changing *any* revision property. That includes
datestamps, log messages, and commit authors. There are plausible
scenarios in which any of these might need to be changed.

The question of whether the client should provide an interface to
changing them, or whether svnadmin should be used for some, is
something we'll have to figure out; but I respectfully suggest that we
don't have to figure it out right now, as it's easy to implement
whatever decision we make.

Let's first make sure those properties are getting set consistently,
and then when we're self-hosting, we'll see which ones need to be
changed under which circumstances, and that will guide us in choosing
the interface(s) to post-facto changes.

-Karl

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