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Re: defaulting 'svn log' to HEAD revision

From: Jack O'Quin <joq_at_io.com>
Date: 2005-01-04 16:20:04 CET

Scott Palmer <scott.palmer@2connected.org> writes:

> On Jan 4, 2005, at 9:29 AM, Jack O'Quin wrote:
>> Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> writes:
>> Need to habitually update after a commit.
>>> True, but what can be done? The only solution is to make 'svn
>>> commit' automatically run 'svn update'. That's pretty awful.
>> Naive question: why is that bad?
>> Is it because the commit may have been partial? Otherwise, the WC
>> is now equivalent to the new HEAD,
> NOT true. WC is rev 1 another developer has committed rev 2 (but
> doesn't change the same files as you) check in WC to make rev 3 the WC
> is NOT HEAD because it doesn't have the changes from rev 2
>> so updating it automatically makes good sense.
> It makes sense because you probably want the changes from rev 2 using
> my example above.

Yes. Generally, I want to...

  $ svn update
  $ make
  $ test
  $ svn status # make sure there are no new changes
  $ svn commit
  $ svn update # because my WC is now at the new level

I want to avoid partial updates, because then the new HEAD would not
reflect the version I tested.

It's only the last step that seems strange when moving from CVS.

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