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Bug report - double-quotes in comment text appear to be interpreted as subversion commands

From: Nick Argall <nicka_at_zedmed.com.au>
Date: Tue, 6 May 2008 10:35:13 +1000

Hello Subversion folks,

 

 

I bumped into a glitch in TortoiseSVN that reminded me of little Bobby
Tables.

 

The comment I tried to put against my revision was this:

 

Added "NOT FOR RELEASE" screamers if FOR_RELEASE is not defined.

 

This produced a Subversion commit error, telling me 'FOR not expected'.
I took a guess at what might be happening and replaced my comment with

 

Added 'NOT FOR RELEASE' screamers if FOR_RELEASE is not defined.

 

And all was well.

 

I assume that not everybody out there is as clever as I am, so it might
be good for TortoiseSVN to scan comment text for " characters and throw
up a more meaningful error message if they are present. (It's possible
that there are other reserved characters to be wary of, but I don't know
what they are.)

 

I'm not a member of the mailing list, so please reply directly to me if
I've been unclear. Thanks for providing an excellent product, I
remember using expensive source control systems from years ago that were
nowhere near as good.

 

Nick Argall

Senior Analyst Programmer
Zedmed Pty Ltd
Level 3, 60 Albert Road

South Melbourne VIC 3205

Telephone: 03 9284 3300

Fax: 03 9284 3399
Email ~ nicka_at_zedmed.com.au <mailto::nicka_at_zedmed.com.au>
Web Site ~ www.zedmed.com.au <http://www.zedmed.com.au/>

 
Received on 2008-05-06 07:07:21 CEST

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