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Re: small user request: confirm before commit

From: Branden Robinson <branden_at_deadbeast.net>
Date: 2003-05-29 08:57:53 CEST

On Tue, May 27, 2003 at 08:35:46PM +0000, Faheem Mitha wrote:
> On Tue, 27 May 2003 13:56:35 -0600, Jamin W. Collins
> <jcollins@asgardsrealm.net> wrote:
> > How is a confirmation going to fix that? There still the chance of
> > mistakenly saying yes to the confirmation request.
> I have in mind (for example) someone who fired up `svn commit' and
> halfway through writing the log message thinks "Oh crap, I didn't mean
> to commit that." Presumably, such a person who be careful to say no to
> the confirmation request. :-)

Just as a data point, I have occasionally had the same experience.
Sometimes the process of writing up a commit message makes me think
about the problem enough that I decide I shouldn't be committing that
changeset after all. :)

I don't use svn ci -m except in cases where I know the log message will
be short. I hate lines longer than 80 characters, and I need an editor
to do line-wrapping for me. :)

However, Subversion's existing behavior works fine for me because as
far as I can tell it's just like CVS. I have a deeply ingrained habit
of typing "<Esc>:q!" when I realize I don't want to be editing what I'm

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