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Re: [Issue 2206] RFE: Changed #/lines information in svn log -v

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-02-10 12:41:27 CET

Adrian Robert wrote:
>> http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=2206
>>
>> ------- Additional comments from maxb@tigris.org Fri Jan 28 12:46:41
>> -0800 2005 -------
>> It could be done, yes. But, if we had an issue for every "it would be
>> nice if
>> ...", the issue tracker would be so bloated that we'd never find
>> anything useful
>> in it. If someone wants this, then they need to discuss it on the dev@
>> list, and
>> be prepared to write patches.
>
> OK, thanks for at least taking a look at it. Although I phrased the
> RFE as "it would be nice", I think the priority of it ought to be
> relatively high since it is an existing CVS feature and an extremely
> useful one at that.

What do you find it useful for? It's not clear to me (or many others here)
what it is useful for, other than statistics for statistics sake.

> It was also discussed on the mailing list and
> received at least some support there.

I do recall that it was discussed - IIRC, the support for it was luke-warm
at best.

> I don't understand why there is
> time to rewrite the entire back-end to please some whiners' complaints
> that Berkeley DB is for some abstract, user-invisible reasons imperfect
> but not to support a simple and useful CVS feature.

Oh *my*. What a sentence.
Since you don't seem to be much in the mood for productive discussion on
this point, I shall just inform you directly that utility of FSFS goes far
beyond satisfyin "some whiner's complaints".

Also, you appear to be severely confused about the open-source development
model. People created FSFS because they _wanted_ to, and volunarily donated
their time towards that goal. There's not some central arbiter doling out
programming assignments.

Furthermore, note that has not even been a consensus on these lists that
lines-of-code stats are "useful".

> But I give up.
> We've used subversion for a year but will soon switch our project back
> to CVS since log output is used every day whereas the branching
> benefits of SVN are more rarely used in our case. We'll miss atomic
> commits,
...

/me mutters something about cutting off your nose to spite your face.

If LOC stats are so useful to you (and I *really* am curious to know why,
because I genuinely don't understand), why not just write a post-commit
script which runs "svn diff", calculates the stats, and then appends them to
the log message?

Max.

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