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How to test for a no-op commit.

From: Arild Fines <arild.fines_at_broadpark.no>
Date: 2004-07-31 04:48:22 CEST

According to the docstring for svn_client_commit, you should test for
commit_info->revision being SVN_INVALID_REVNUM:

 * If no error is returned and @a (*commit_info)->revision is set to
 * @c SVN_INVALID_REVNUM, then the commit was a no-op; nothing needed to
 * be committed.

However, the Subversion client itself does not seem to do that, instead
checking for commit_info being NULL:

  if (commit_info && ! opt_state->quiet)
    SVN_ERR (svn_cl__print_commit_info (commit_info, pool));


The reason I'm asking is that I am seeing commit_info being non-null and
pointing to junk for an svn_client_commit call on a WC without
modifications. This only happens in Release builds - Debug builds leave
commit_info as NULL.

In any case, the doc string seems to be wrong.

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