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RE: raises hand for bite-sized issue #604

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2002-01-23 16:23:20 CET

Greg Stein also answered this note, but I think I can give a simpler and
more definitive answer.

On Wed, 2002-01-23 at 07:02, peter.westlake@arm.com wrote:
> But then it isn't atomic. Yes, the log message is associated with the
> entire commit (or one directory's worth of files), but I like to say
> what I've done to each file. Even if all the edits are part of the
> same logical change, the implementation details are different from
> file to file.

This isn't a UI issue. Subversion associates exactly one log message
with a commit. I'm a little leery of it myself (it means that "svn log"
on a particular file will contain a lot of verbiage not directly related
to that file), but it's not a good idea for us to switch gears on that
point right now. Maybe it could change after Subversion is released and
there is a (hypothetical) great clamor to have per-file log messages in

> Anyway, what's so special about a single directory that makes it
> sensible to have the messages the same for all files within it?

In Subversion, nothing; we won't have per-directory log messages. (In
CVS, commits per-directory are atomic and commits between directories
are only kinda sorta not really atomic, but that's not really an excuse
for the UI and other behavior.)

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