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Re: is Author optional in a svn?

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Sat, 07 Feb 2009 15:30:09 -0500

Barry Scott wrote:
> I have a report that a user that a repos that is updated by Visual SVN
> does ends up with no author used on commits. Thus when pysvn looks
> for the author field of a log there is NULL.
>
> Is this considered to be reasonable to omit author for a commit?
>
> If its reasonable I'll fix pysvn Workbench to work with optional
> author otherwise I'll push back on the user to report a bug in
> Visual SVN.

Yep, it's reasonable. Perhaps not something that a given project policy
would be happy with, but Subversion is okay with NULL authors, so
surrounding tools should be, too.

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C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
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