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Identifying the branch in a log message [was: svn commit: propchange - r34699 - svn:log]

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2008 17:31:46 +0000

Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis wrote:
> Author: arfrever
> Revision: 34699
> Property Name: svn:log
> Action: modified

> +On the 'tc-issue-3334' branch:

Arfrever, thank you for keeping the log messages consistent. Have you
automated these changes?

Sometimes I remember to write this, but in general it does not make
sense for each developer to have to put this message in manually. My
version control system should know what branch I'm working on. In fact,
it does know... except for the minor detail that it doesn't really know
what a "branch" is.

This is one of the UI areas where a concept of "branches" is required.

Anyway, we should be demonstrating best practices. If we think it's best
to have the branch described in the first line of each log message, we
should automate that. If we think tools should announce the branch name
outside the log message, we should automate that.

- Julian

Received on 2008-12-19 18:27:06 CET

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