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Re: git log vs. svn log

From: Daniel Rall <dlr_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-09-05 20:17:03 CEST

On Wed, 05 Sep 2007, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> On 9/5/07, Heikki Orsila <shd@jolt.modeemi.cs.tut.fi> wrote:
>
> > --stat is useful because I don't want to write names of the
> > affected files into the changelog message.. Many people waste effort in
> > writing those names, but the version control tool could
> > automagically do that.. And diffstat even shows how many lines changed..
>
> 'svn log -v' already shows you the list of paths that changed in each
> revision. I think that's what you want. :-)

And adding the names of the files changed yourself is useful if you
want to provide a detailed description of what was changed ('lsdiff
patchfile > msg' is helpful here). Log messages which include symbol
names make hunting down bugs much easier, and symbol names make the
most sense when associated with file names...

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