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Feature Request -- svn commit --unimportant

From: Gabriela Gibson <gabriela.gibson_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 05 Oct 2013 16:47:58 +0100

Hi,

The following conversation took place on the svn-dev IRC yesterday
evening, with Eitan Adler:

[22:34] <Eitan> feature request: "svn commit --unimportant" which does
not destroy "svn blame" unless you write "svn blame --all"
[22:44] <cinnamon> Eitan: what were you trying to do that made you think
of this?
[22:45] <Eitan> cinnamon: fix up whitespace errors
[22:45] <Eitan> cinnamon: the idea is similar to wikipedia's "trivial edit"
[22:46] <Eitan> cinnamon: I'd love to go en mass through our code and
fix up internal whitespace errors but that would destroy "svn blame"
of who wrote what
[22:46] <cinnamon> nod, that would defeat the purpose of blame somewhat
[22:46] <lgo> you can of course use the ignore white space option for blame
[22:47] <Eitan> lgo: in some cases it isn't just whitespace
[22:47] <Eitan> for example, in our documentation we use "&os;" instead
of "FreeBSD"
[22:47] <Eitan> and I'd love to be able to change all the latter to the
former
[22:47] <Eitan> etc. etc. etc.
[22:48] <Eitan> cinnamon: that is why I propose "blame" and "blame
--include-everything/"

I think this would be a very useful addition for many users and so
that it does not get lost in the IRC chat, I thought I post it here
for discussion.

Gabriela
Received on 2013-10-05 17:47:37 CEST

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