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Re: Empty log message replaced with "made a copy"

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: 2007-08-23 11:44:05 CEST

On 23/08/07, Matuschka, Sebastian <Sebastian.Matuschka@gcd-solutions.de> wrote:
> i've made a pre-commit program for subversion that checks for empty log
> messages and realized that if i copy a directory by clicking on Branch /
> Tag in the context menu and enter no log message that the log message
> will be "made a copy". So my pre-commit thougt the user entered a
> message. At the moment i catch not only empty log messages but also
> "made a copy". I've looked in the code of Tortoise an found the line
> where "made a copy" is sent as log message when the log message is empty
> in SVN.cpp:
> if (logmsg.IsEmpty())
> m_pctx->log_msg_baton2 =
> logMessage(CUnicodeUtils::GetUTF8(CString(_T("made a copy"))));
> As far as i know this is the only exception, but i don't know it
> exactly, i'm not familiar with the tortoise code.
> So my questions are:
> Why is this there but not when other operations are made?
> Are there any similar cases which i have to catch as empty log message?
> I looked in the newest SVN.cpp in the Version-Control-System, but it's
> still there.

There's a conflict in requirements here. Particularly in repo browser,
these messages are useful as it is otherwise far too easy to just
click through the OK button and create a copy or new folder with no
log message at all. Been there, done that.

On the oher hand, having a default message defeats pre-commit hooks
and the tsvn:MinLogMinMessageMinLength (I know there's a Min in there

I don't know if it's possible to do this in repo browser too, but
maybe if there is a min log message length set we could suppress using
the default message?


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