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Re: Automatically tidying up code upon checkin

From: Steve Williams <stevewilliams_at_kromestudios.com>
Date: 2005-09-16 00:11:18 CEST

Kevin Old wrote:
> I'm a Perl programmer and have several sets of code in Subversion
> repositories and love it! I'm the only person that uses the
> repositories, so I had an idea for adding some cleanup to one of the
> hook scripts.
> Occasionally, I use PerlTidy (perltidy.sourceforg.net) to clean up my
> code, and wondered if first, it was a good idea to investigate havning
> Subversion do this prior to checkin. Second, (if this is a good idea)
> which level of hook script should I implement this?

Hook scripts can not and should not change any files, because then the
version of the file on the server would be different than the version on
the client. There have been some long discussions on this list about
this sort of feature in the past.

The best solution at the moment is to run PerlTidy on your client before
doing the commit. Personally I would want to do that anyway so I could
check the tidied code still worked before I committed it to the repository.

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