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Re: Logging granularity

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-05-16 20:04:53 CEST

"maru" <maru@mobile.rogers.com> writes:
> Beyond implementation challenges or bad cvs memories, the exclusion
> of per-file logging from svn appears to be largely one of svn
> developer preference. Logging granularity is clearly a religious
> issue - I wish I had realized this earlier. There is little I can
> do to pursuade die-hard fans of revision-only logging that per-file
> logging has any merit. There is little you can do to convince me
> that bad experiences with one revision system - cvs - justify the
> exclusion of per-file logging from svn. I hope we can just agree to
> disagree on this. I'm sure you have better things to do than argue
> with feature-whiners such as myself.

[Btw, thanks for the apology, Maru, that was big of you.]

I actually don't think it's so religious, because even those who are
opposed to including the feature can still understand why some might
desire it. Our opposition is more based on a) wanting to avoid adding
more complexity to the tool before we're *sure* it's worth it, and b)
the knowledge that there is a workaround, in the form a custom
property attached the file, for those who really need it.

To us, a feature's *inclusion* is what needs to be justified, not its
exclusion. It's a judgement call, there isn't a right or wrong.
Maybe someday there will be enough call for it, and someone will do


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