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Re: Changeing the commited file in a hook?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-04-22 17:08:41 CEST

On Thu, 2004-04-22 at 04:28, Juanma Barranquero wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Apr 2004 11:16:18 +0200
> "Christoph Graf" <christoph.graf@chello.at> wrote:
> > I want to write a hook that calls/uses a
> > source-code beautifier (depending on the files MIME-type eg.
> > C,c++,java to astyle and xml a xml-indenter) and then
> > actually commits the beautified file.
> This has been FA, although I'm not sure it's in a FAQ somewhere.
> Short: no, you can't. You'll have to write a wrapper script for "svn" to
> beautify the source code *before* commiting (i.e., before sending it to
> the server).
> Long: The current clients maintain copies of data, to make certain
> operations (like diff) possible without contacting the server. Currently
> there's no protocol that would allow the server to inform the client
> that the data really commited *is not* the same data the client sent;
> that would wreak havoc for the client. So it's not allowed.
> At least, that's what I've understood the previous times the question
> was asked :)

Junama, you are correct. Can you rewrite this as a patch for the
website FAQ? I'd love to put it into our FAQ.

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