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Re: Empty commit

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-06-13 16:35:34 CEST

On 6/13/07, Erik Huelsmann <ehuels@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/13/07, Giulio Troccoli <Giulio.Troccoli@uk.linedata.com> wrote:
> > > If I'm understanding you properly, your issue boils down to the
> > following:
> > >
> > > "If nothing is reported back to the user, the user doesn't understand
> > > that nothing was done."
> > >
> > > Is that a fair assessment?
> > >
> > Yes it is, although I would phrase it more like "I personally can't bare
> > the thought of users complaining that Subversion didn't tell them that
> > nothing was actually committed and I want to do something about it
> > before that happens"
>
> Ok. How about explaining your users: "Subversion only generates output
> when something is actually happening."?

Or give 'em a GUI (if they can handle a CLI, I can't imagine they
couldn't wrap their heads around this idea) which, if they attempt to
commit with no changes, actually displays "no changes to commit"
similar to what TortoiseSVN does on Windows (the message there is "No
files were changed or added since the last commit. There's nothing for
TortoiseSVN to do here".

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