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Re: $log$ keyword expansion with hook-scripts?

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 13:53:15 -0600

On Jan 14, 2008, at 09:39, Reedick, Andrew wrote:

>> the thing i like about having the log in the sources is that you
>> quickly see
>> the files history without having to switch between tools. maybe
>> someone's
>> working offfline (in an airplane...) etc.
> Errr... anyone who needs to see the log to work on the file is
> probably
> the kind of person who would already have a workspace, and since the
> workspace has a cached copy of the log history...

Err... Subversion caches no such thing. :) The "svn log" command hits
the repository every time. If you want to be able to get the log
while offline, you'll have to use a client like svk instead of svn,
since svk keeps a complete local copy of the repository.


> Or for customer types, include a change log file. An organized,
> edited,
> accurate change log which only includes useful information is a
> heck of
> a lot better than rummaging around in log entries created by
> developers
> (some of whom somehow managed to write in Sanskrit using ASCII.)


> As for switching tools, it's not that difficult to copy the $URL$ from
> the log file and paste it to 'svn log ...' Plus on Windows, alt-
> tab is
> your Friend. Software that lets you have multiple desktops should
> also
> have hotkeys.

Presumably you meant "copy the $URL$ from the output of 'svn info'"
or some such.

> I'm all for being lazy, but I've found that the more effort you put
> into
> being lazy, the lazier you can be, hence why it's a good idea to learn
> to type, to learn hot-keys for switching between windows/apps and
> to do
> fast cut'n'paste. (Instead of slogging around using the mouse.)

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