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Re: [PATCH][RESEND] Issue #1295 (take 5)

From: <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-05-14 17:05:57 CEST

Sergey <sergeyli@pisem.net> writes:

> This feature also enables the scenario where a coder would be able
> to easily collect files from different directories that have changed
> in regards to feature 1, and remove files that changed in regards to
> feature 2, which must go in a separate commit. Without such feature
> a coder would rely on memory to pick files from those that have
> changed, which is statistically by far less reliable than that of a
> PC.

This argument makes no sense. In neither scenario is "a PC" making
the decision about what to commit. It's that same coder, simply
putting off a decision he was going to make at the command-line until
his editor pops up, and then making that decision. And how is he
going to decide what stays in the commit? Well, he'll examine the
paths in the commit message -- you know, the exact same way he'd have
made the decision at the command-line using the output from 'svn

The only real benefit is that we've saved the guy from having to type
in a bunch of paths at the command-line. Now we can all argue the
value of that benefit, but let's not make it sound like this feature
is the saving grace from a world tainted by icky humans and their
faulty circuits.

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Received on Wed May 14 17:10:38 2003

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