[webkit-dev] I *HATE* CHANGELOGS!!!

Brady Eidson beidson at apple.com
Wed Aug 26 17:19:52 PDT 2009

On Aug 26, 2009, at 4:20 PM, Mark Rowe wrote:

> On 2009-08-26, at 15:43, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>> On top of that sometimes the ChangeLog merges cleanly but puts  
>>> your entry underneath others, and then you have to open the file  
>>> and move your entry back to the top.  Sometimes I have not noticed  
>>> this and then I land with someone else's commit message.
>>> I just don't get why people are willing to put up with this.  It's  
>>> really driving me crazy.
>> One possibility is to have a commit hook that builds the ChangeLog  
>> entry and includes it in the commit atomically - that way there are  
>> no races.
> Hooks in Subversion cannot mutate the transaction that is taking  
> place so I don't think this is an option.

Is there any sort of guarantee that a post commit hook for revision N  
will complete before the post commit hook for revision N + 1 executes?

Couldn't that accomplish this?


> - Mark
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