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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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