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RE: Post Commit Code Formatting

From: Durfee, Bernard <Bernard.Durfee_at_suny.edu>
Date: 2005-06-23 16:51:57 CEST

> Which is why most of us consumers of the product, who only
> seldom (or don't at all) contribute, shy away from asking for
> massive changes.
>
> I started out wanting more commit-transforms, but after
> learning about the system, I stopped wanting them. The more I
> looked at the problem, the more I didn't want to touch it.

Exploring features and modifications, even if requiring a perceived
massive change, is crucial to the development of good software. There
are always design decisions to be made and those decisions should be
driven by the needs of the user community. Had there been enough
interest in a more sophisticated two-way communication protocol when SVN
was early in it's implementation, it may have been very simple to leave
room for such an enhancement.

> Managing coders really is a different problem, right down to
> coding style. Either you deal with that, or you don't.

But you wouldn't if you didn't have to.

Bernie

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