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Re: Automatic prefix and suffix for commit messages

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-03-20 18:06:32 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> My impression is that this feature is a bit strange, and not
> particularly useful to the general public. This is an 'itch' that
> I've never heard anyone talk about, so I'm not keen on the idea of
> putting it into the core svn code. Don't know how other developers
> feel, though.

I've already expressed my lack of interest in the feature.

I think the less we can have Subversion tied to quirky environment variables
and such, the better. There are workarounds for this behavior (including
writing a generic wrapper around 'svn' itself which can hijack the -m and -F
parameters and tweak their arguments in accordance with the prefix and
suffix stuffs). And, like Ben, I've never heard *anyone* else ask for such
a feature.

Krzysiek, you are more than welcome to incorporate this behavior into your
own personal build of Subversion and share that build with your team members
if it suits you. I can't recall now if you showed up here with a patch, but
I don't think coding this feature would take you much time. Probably just
some tweaks to subversion/svn/util.c:svn_cl__get_log_message().

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net>
CollabNet   <>   www.collab.net   <>   Distributed Development On Demand

Received on Tue Mar 20 18:06:47 2007

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