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Re: Change documentation

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-12-21 01:54:36 CET

On 12/20/06, Fournier,Danny [NCR] <Danny.Fournier@ec.gc.ca> wrote:
> If I maintain a header in each page, stating the changes (date, whom and
> description) that I've made to them, is there a real need to provide
> comments during commit? If so, would it be adequate to provide the same
> message/info?

But then you'd have to read through every revision of that file to
find the change history (comments). Put into the actual commit
messages and svn log <filename> does it for you, and you can turn
around and use it for your changelog as well.

Plus, if you ever want to release a snapshot of your code and the
receiver(s) don't need the change history (or you don't want them to
see it - maybe you have sensitive information in there), you'll have
to go through and scrub the files if you keep the history right in the
file contents.

I don't see the advantage to doing what you're describing. If you're
using a version-control tool, use everything it makes available to
keep track of things.

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