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Re: Logging granularity

From: Benjamin Pflugmann <benjamin-svn-dev_at_pflugmann.de>
Date: 2003-05-16 21:27:15 CEST

On Thu 2003-05-15 at 14:23:03 -0700, Brian Denny wrote:
> On Thu, May 15, 2003 at 08:54:26PM +0200, Branko ??ibej wrote:
> >
> > One of the reasons why we only have per-commit logs is to, let's say,
> > "edcate" users to group logically related changes into a single commit,
> > and use separate commits for different changes.

That's funny, because exactly the fact that I already followed that
practice with CVS is the reason why I also want these per-item logs.
(the CVS logs are more similar to per-items logs than per-commit logs
when CVS is used this way).

If I want the changes on some file (e.g. "svn log wc/dir/foo.cc"), I
am absolutely not interested in what else changed (if I was, I would
effectively call "svn log wc").

> Also, having one message per global revision makes it so, so much easier
> to find what you're looking for when you run 'svn log' on a whole tree,
> as compared with CVS where you get tons and tons of output since each
> file has its own logs.

Yes, the question is not to cripple the current Subversion log, but to
be able to ask for the logs for a single file only, in addition.

The main reason I did not already ask for this earlier, is that I have
no reasonabel suggestion for the needed user interace (regarding


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