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New to subversion, need to find documentation on writing hooks

From: Ted Byers <r.ted.byers_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 May 2012 17:16:16 -0400

I have just installed subversion on a Ubuntu VM, and trying to learn how to
administer both. I have successfully created my first VN repository. :-)

 

Now, I have read through the documentation a couple times, and know what
hooks are and why they're used, but I am not clear on how to write one as
the examples I have found so far are written in programming languages I
don't know (such as Python).

 

In the first project I am going to put into this repository, I am writing a
test suite based on Boost's Test library (written in C++). What I want to
do is write a program that assesses code coverage, so that all new code has
at least one unit test, and then require that the codebase, including all
existing and new tests, compile and execute successfully; and have a
precommit hook that prevents a commit unless this test suite program
indicates that the tests all passed. I have read arguments that recommend
against this, claiming it can slow down commits, but then I am more
concerned about code quality, and always having a codebase, which to me
includes all tests, that compiles and runs properly than I am in the
convenience of any programmers working on the project. I also write in Perl
and JavaScript (and not so much anymore in Java or C#), so I will want the
same requirement on all code in all the languages I routinely use.

 

Can anyone either show me how to write such a pre-commit hook, or point me
to examples that would show how to do this?

 

Thanks

 

Cheers

 

Ted

 
Received on 2012-05-21 02:39:52 CEST

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