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svn log output style

From: Thomas Harold <tgh_at_tgharold.com>
Date: 2006-12-02 04:52:53 CET

So... looking at the output of "svn log" (with -v):

...

------------------------------------------------------------------------
r916 | george | 2006-12-01 17:10:37 -0500 (Fri, 01 Dec 2006) | 1 line
Changed paths:
    M /someother.asp

------------------------------------------------------------------------
r915 | george | 2006-12-01 15:55:20 -0500 (Fri, 01 Dec 2006) | 1 line
Changed paths:
    M /some.mdb

updated SSI redirect urls per Harry
------------------------------------------------------------------------
r914 | george | 2006-12-01 14:18:36 -0500 (Fri, 01 Dec 2006) | 1 line
Changed paths:
    M /some.mdb

Disregard last commit, this is correct mdb after data download and open
ends exported
------------------------------------------------------------------------
r913 | sue | 2006-12-01 14:17:04 -0500 (Fri, 01 Dec 2006) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
    A /something.html
    A /somethingelse.html

jobnumber final snaps

...

To be honest, it's not the greatest at using whitespace to make it easy
to scan visually. The horizontal bar is a clear marker, but there needs
to always be a blank line before it to make it effective. And maybe the
blank line before the comment starts needs to be removed.

For instance, I find the following to be slightly easier to read, even
though the comment is now mashed up against the bottom of the "Changed
paths" section:

...

------------------------------------------------------------------------
r916 | george | 2006-12-01 17:10:37 -0500 (Fri, 01 Dec 2006) | 1 line
Changed paths:
    M /someother.asp

------------------------------------------------------------------------
r915 | george | 2006-12-01 15:55:20 -0500 (Fri, 01 Dec 2006) | 1 line
Changed paths:
    M /some.mdb
updated SSI redirect urls per Harry

------------------------------------------------------------------------
r914 | george | 2006-12-01 14:18:36 -0500 (Fri, 01 Dec 2006) | 1 line
Changed paths:
    M /some.mdb
Disregard last commit, this is correct mdb after data download and open
ends exported

------------------------------------------------------------------------
r913 | sue | 2006-12-01 14:17:04 -0500 (Fri, 01 Dec 2006) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
    A /something.html
    A /somethingelse.html
jobnumber final snaps

...

Am I just being picky? Does it break too many 3rd party scripts if that
whitespace is moved around?

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