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Re: Obliterate and auditability

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 02:36:50 +0200

Karl Fogel wrote:
> Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu> writes:
>> kmradke_at_rockwellcollins.com wrote:
>>> On a side note, it has always bothered me that changing revision
>>> properties leaves no audit history trace... Does this bother
>>> anyone else?
>> Yes. :)
> No :-).
> Or at least, it doesn't bother me as much as it bothers some people,
> though I'd be happy to see audit trails / rewindability for log
> messages.
> There's a myth going around that our unaudited log messages mean
> Subversion doesn't have the "time safe" property. But Subversion is
> time-safe. The question with time safety is always "What things are in
> scope and what things are out of scope?"

Indeed. I'm surprised that you think changing log messages is an
incidental etcetera. Maybe so, in some contexts. One could say the same
about, e.g., svn:author.

But using our wrong-headed model as an argument for its perpetuation
isn't going to help.

-- Brane

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