Mark Phippard wrote:
> The reason's for this are *entirely* technical. If you alter the content
> of the file before it is committed, the WC of the user that committed the
> file will not contain the same changes, but the WC will think it is up to
> date. An svn up would not bring down any changes, and subsequent commits
> to the file would likely fail because the delta's would not line up (I am
> only speculating on this part).
IMHO that's the killer argument against doing any change to committed stuff
without doing another commit. If a post-commit hook would create another
commit (as already described), I guess it wouldn't be much worse than
rejecting the commit and tell the user to fix up the formatting first.
:-) Hmm, I'm getting ideas :-)
If a user-commit would always be followed by an automatic commit that does
nothing but changing the formatting, then both "versions of a commit" are
always available - that means, if a user doesn't like the auto-formatted
style, he/she could checkout or update to HEAD-1 to get the "original
version" and work on that.
> To allow the hook to alter the transaction would require significantly
> redesigning the commit process so that the changes could be sent back down
> from the server to the client.
That would be like forcing a sort of update on the user, isn't it?
I wouldn't like that, at least not without being asked.
> It would be a hefty amount of work for a
> feature that is dubious at best, and can be implemented in much saner
I Agree. But I believe that it's good to discuss it anyway (without the
personal parts of course), to have the pro's and con's thrown in one's
Btw, if this comes up over and over, wouldn't that qualify it for a FAQ?
Perhaps a special ML-FAQ, having on top:
"Before you bring up a topic on the ML, please search here for hints about
it - maybe your question is already answered."
"Q328641287: Subversion cannot do Post Commit Code Formatting, why?"
followd by "This Question is a duplicate or similar to Q16538, see there"
Trying to be constructive ;-)
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Received on Thu Jun 23 17:25:35 2005