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Re: CVS $Log$ equivalent in Subversion?

From: Bob Bradley <bob_at_chaoticsoftware.com>
Date: 2004-03-10 00:58:05 CET

On 3/9/04 3:19 PM, "C.A.T.Magic" <c.a.t.magic@gmx.at> wrote:

> Also note that if svn would support $log$ it should also prevent/warn users
> from
> making modifications to older log messages. Somewhere I've read that
> users tend to try to correct typos inside of old $log$ entries etc.

Allowing changes to made to the log text in the file is actually an
important feature. Not necessarily for correcting typos/etc, but because it
is often used to remove old or obsolete logs from the file. For example, if
a file has a major overhaul, it is sometimes useful to trim out the
irrelevant log entries and leave only the new ones. Or in the case of
confidential information being in the log text that is exported for public
viewing. Our open source projects sometimes have to remove this kind of text
from the file so it is safe to release to the public while still giving
developers a reasonable change history in the file.

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