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Re: small user request: confirm before commit

From: Nicholas Riley <njriley_at_uiuc.edu>
Date: 2003-05-27 23:17:07 CEST

On Tue, May 27, 2003 at 08:59:39PM +0000, Faheem Mitha wrote:
> On Tue, 27 May 2003 15:42:52 -0500, Florin Iucha <florin@iucha.net> wrote:
> > You will do so too with the confirmation message. I would bet that if
> > after 10 "Confirm commit (Y/n)" the software will print "Confirm
> > rocket launch (Y/n)", "Confirm shoot in the foot (Y/n)" most users
> > will happily hit "Enter".
> I must be in the minority then, because I actually look at these kinds
> of messages. Perhaps it is because I am a) unusually error-prone b)
> very careful/conservative by nature. For example, I tend to
> proofread/spellcheck my emails, which is fairly unusual. I still make
> errors, though.

How about additionally checking for an empty log message? Then you'd

  Commit changes using an empty log message? (yes/no/edit)

If someone really wanted an empty log message on a regular basis, they
could just use svn commit -m ''. And since the confirmation doesn't
always appear, it would actually be meaningful.

=Nicholas Riley <njriley_at_uiuc.edu> | <http://www.uiuc.edu/ph/www/njriley>
        Pablo Research Group, Department of Computer Science and
  Medical Scholars Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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