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Re: Automatic prefix and suffix for commit messages

From: Mark <mark_at_mitsein.net>
Date: 2007-03-20 18:36:20 CET

On 3/20/07, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net> wrote:
> 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

Agreed. This can be addressed in ways that do not require a core code
change. Revel in subversion's hook scripts :). At my site, I wrote a
post-commit script to append commit info to Bugzilla bugs and one can
also add a pre-commit script to prevent improper log messages if your
repository wants to be anal about it. That does the trick for us.

"Blessed is he who finds happiness in his own foolishness, for he will
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