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

Brady Eidson beidson at apple.com
Wed Aug 26 17:29:10 PDT 2009

On Aug 26, 2009, at 5:26 PM, Mark Rowe wrote:

> On 2009-08-26, at 17:19, Brady Eidson wrote:
>> 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?
> Generating two SVN revisions for each change would be awful.

And - I honestly don't know the answer to this - there's actually *NO*  
way to alter a previous commit in SVN, even when you have full access  
to the server?

(I ask this with the risk of you bringing up GIT, and me smacking you  
upside the head for the non-helpful suggestion in getting SVN to work  
better for us)  ;)


> - Mark

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