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Re: Using start_commit_hook to autocreate logtemplate

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 10:04:27 +0100

2008/4/25 Carsten Johnsen <carsten.johnsen_at_polycom.com>:
> On 24 Apr., 11:36, "Simon Large" <simon.tortoise..._at_googlemail.com>
> wrote:
> > The problem with setting a logminsize based on the template size is
> > that in some cases (not in yours) the template will consist of
> > boilerplate which requires the irrelevant sections to be deleted, so
> > the final log message size may actually be smaller than the template.
> I knew there was something I missed. No problem.
> > One idea which occurs to me is that if the logminsize property is set
> > to 0, simply require that some change is made to the message. It's not
> > perfect, but it might help.
> But you might set logminsize to 0 to allow empty commit-messages. I
> can't think of any reason to allow empty messages, but I'm sure it
> would be at problem for someone if this was implemented :o)

In that case you would just not set the property at all.

> Another thought:
> It is my impression that TSVN doesn't gather any information before
> running start_commit_hook.

Not sure which is the correct hook, but it is possible to start
editing the log message while the WC crawl is still in progress.

> If this is the case I can see it is not possible to pass the current
> logminsize to the hook. Instead TSVN could pass a filepath to the hook
> script, where the hook could write a logminsize value to overrule the
> property.
> Another possibility would be for the hook to write "commands" in the
> messagefile. Writing <tsvn:logminsize=101> would then overrule the
> property from the WC.
> Looking back at this mail I can see this might be difficult to
> implement in a simple and straight-forwarded way.

I think so too.


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