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Re: RFC: Log Message Templates via new hook.

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2005-05-20 16:12:58 CEST

Mark Phippard wrote:
> No, they are not the same issue. #1 is not a performance issue, it is a
> feature issue. Say you select the root of your WC and choose commit,
> these tools will show you all modified files in a dialog, along with a
> field to enter a commit message.

If the performance was not an issue in the first place, why was the
asynchronous log message feature added in the first place?

> The performance problem here is Subversion, and the time it takes to
> return the list of modified files, not the GUI.

Again, I'd love to see someone point out users of the CLI complaining
about how long it takes to bring up the editor during a commit.

> Finally, all I am asking is that we take into account ALL of the consumers
> of the Subversion API before we make these decisions. I am not saying
> that we need to make special consideration for the GUI's, just that there
> needs ought to be factored into the equation.

And I fully agree. I'm only saying that the core design must not be
vetoed by a thirdparty extension that conflicts with improvements to the
core API.


John Peacock
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