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Re: Lock comment editing UI {was: Re: "svn lock" crashes if editor exits without saving a lock message]

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-04-11 15:38:30 CEST

On Apr 11, 2005, at 2:12 AM, Peter N. Lundblad wrote:

> On Sun, 10 Apr 2005, Julian Foad wrote:
>
> ..
>> There were occasions when leaving a lock message would have been
>> useful, maybe
>> once in every few months, but on a daily basis I would lock ("check
>> out")
>> several files without having anything useful to say about the fact
>> except the
>> obvious "I'm working on these." The locks only got in the way
>> occasionally,
>> when a developer had forgotten about them or the work was taking
>> longer than
>> expected, and then the question I really needed to ask was not "Why
>> did you
>> take out this lock?" but "Have you finished with this, forgotten
>> about it, or
>> what?" which could not have been answered in advance in a lock
>> comment.
>>
> This was a nice explanaition, Julian, and having worked like this
> myself,
> I agree. What I implemented in the cmdline client was what I thought
> was
> concensus (since it is in the UI spec).
>
> It now seems like many people want the editor not to be invoked, at
> least
> not by default. This seems reasonable to me. It is easier to add it
> later
> than back it out when 1.2 is released. I see little point in a cmdline
> switch to run the editor (as ghudson proposed), since the user can as
> easily run the editor herself. A config option would make sense.
>
> Since we don't seem to agree about the message template, I think it is
> best to just drop this editor stuff altogether for 1.2 and reintroduce
> it
> in 1.3 if people want it. Ofcourse, -m and -F would be available.
>
> Comments?
>

If there's a consensus on this, then I'm fine with changing this.
Let's make sure we update our func-spec/ui-spec too.

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