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Re: Feature Request: Commit Scratch pad

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 09:05:08 +0000

On 25/02/2008, Kurt Pruenner <leak_at_gmx.at> wrote:
> Andy Levy wrote:
>
> > Cameron Stone wrote:
> > > I would like tortoise to have a simple text dialog in which I can type
> > > notes about what I'm currently doing to the code. Thus, when I get to my
> > > next commit, I have the log message pre-written (though maybe in need of
> > > some editing). Perhaps the contents of this dialog could be pre-loaded
> > > into the commit log text area when the commit dialog is started.

Would the log message be per repository, per working copy, per folder
or what? People work in different ways, often on several projects or
different parts of the same project at once. Even if we thought such a
feature would be useful, making it general enough for common use would
mean even more feature bloat.

> > Do you frequently leave a TSVN window open while you're working with your code?
> >
> > I have to agree with Kevin, this really sounds like bloat & feature
> > creep with no obvious advantage over keeping a text editor open.
>
> Personally, I use the commit window to revisit all changes I've made to
> the code (by opening a diff for each changed file and going over it
> again) and write the changelog as I go along.
>
> This helped me find some mistakes at the last possible moment, and it
> also means I can just hack away at the code without having to document
> every change immediately, which I'd find rather distracting...

That is exactly my approach. It encourages code review and I have also
caught many mistakes this way.

Of course there is nothing to stop you using the commit dialog as you
go along to compile your message. If you enter a message and then
cancel the commit that message is still saved in the history, so you
can recall it next time.

Simon

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