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Re: Fwd: Forcing commit of unmodified file

From: Andreas Mahel <andreas.mahel_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2007-06-13 16:45:16 CEST

Arnauld Van Muysewinkel wrote:
> On another hand, I still don't understand why SVN is preventing this...
Maybe because nobody has shown a valid use case for this?
Even you don't really provide a use case for "empty commit". You'd see
such a functionality as a starting point for a workaround for a
different use case.

I guess, the primary use case you're after is the "change an existing
log message". You know the solution, and your repo admin prevents this.
So far so bad (but: subversion _does_ support this use case).

An alternate use case for your problem might be called "Extend an
existing log message". This might be considered less harmful (by
admins); however it appears that it hasn't been needed badly enough to
persuade a developer to implement it. And looking at the effort I
estimate behind designing this right (not just as a quick hack), I guess
there are far more pressing issues...

And I wouldn't blame subversion for the fact that your repo admin won't
allow functionality which is there.

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Received on Wed Jun 13 16:54:17 2007

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