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Re: Installing log-police.py in Subversion's repository.

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2006-03-09 01:57:02 CET

Max Bowsher wrote:
> kfogel@collab.net wrote:
>>Max Bowsher <maxb1@ukf.net> writes:
>>
>>>Additionally, I feel that deciding that it is useful enough to warrant
>>>installation on our own repository is logically irreconcilable with a
>>>decision to keep the functionality out of the Subversion core code.
>>
>>That I don't get. *Every* hook running in our repository implements
>>something we decided not to put in core Subversion. I don't see how
>>this one is any different. Deciding to enforce certain log message
>>conventions for our project doesn't mean we think all other projects
>>in the world should use them.
>>
>>In short: huh? :-)
>
> What I mean is:
> As I understand it (possibly incorrectly), we haven't put this
> functionality into core because we deem it to be of niche interest, and
> not important for the majority of repositories.
>
> Now, if we consider ourselves to be an example of a typical project
> using Subversion source control (do we? I'd tend to assume we do), then
> if we are interested in log canonicalization, that conflicts with the
> supposition that log canonicalization is of niche interest.

How do you respond to Karl's point that it's the same situation for every hook
we run, yet presumably we're happy to run the others? (I don't even know what
hooks we are running, but I expect you do.)

- Julian

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