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Re: [PATCH] truncate EDITOR_EOF_PREFIX with previous EOL

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2005-07-22 20:50:31 CEST

C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> Michael W Thelen <mike@pietdepsi.com> writes:
>>So the question becomes: is svn log output intended for nice display,
>>or is it intended to allow exact reconstruction of the log message?
>>Can the exactness constraint be relaxed given the existence of "svn
>>log --xml"? I don't know the answer to those questions, but I think
>>they're the right questions.
> And I think the hints about the answers lie in a parallel thread going
> on right now regarding that "N lines" log header. The community
> appears to have rejected the removal of that bit of information on the
> grounds that doing so would make 'svn log' output less machine
> parsable. If machine parsability of data is a goal, I should think
> the accuracy of that data is pretty important.

No, your last thought is a non-sequitur: the reason for machine parsability in
this case is to allow the log message to be separated from the other log
details. There is no implicit assumption here that the extracted log message
needs to be identical to how it was originally provided, though such a
requirement might be expressed by some people.

- Julian

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Received on Fri Jul 22 20:51:21 2005

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