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Re: RFC: Log Message Templates via new hook.

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2005-05-20 18:08:09 CEST

kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> Not at all. If the repository convention is to attach a special
> property to each project directory, and have the hook code look for
> that property, that's fine. Or whatever. Nothing about this system
> requires that metadata be stored outside the repository...

You're right; a sufficiently advanced hook script could query the
repository for more information. Would we include an example script
which would do this data-diving or expect that to be a lesson for the
admin (I'm not being completely facetious)?

I still think that emergent behavior is more robust than an external
program which would have to retrieve information to build the template.
    We have to ask if the added freedom for the hook script outweighs
the possible complexity of the [re]implementation by each site admin.


John Peacock
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