Silent CVS commits on kde-cvs?
Aaron J. Seigo
aseigo at olympusproject.org
Mon Aug 5 22:39:32 BST 2002
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On Monday 05 August 2002 02:50, Stephan Binner wrote:
> when I started changing i18n everywhere some people were annoyed by the cvs
> log messages in kde-cvs because they couldn't filter them by subject. Thus
> I commit them with CVS_SILENT. Now Aaron asks me if I could stop that. :-)
just to make clear what i said and why i said it:
stephan makes a lot of very useful changes (often to code i've writen) to
bring things into line with the styleguide. but since most of these fixes are
committed silently, i usually have to go in and do a cvs diff to see the
changes in an attempt to learn the Right Way(tm) of doing things. by seeing
what he (and others) change, i'm hoping that i can stop making the same silly
style guide mistakes (e.g. when to use an ellipsis, when to cap, the proper
usage of QString::arg, etc). my motivation is two fold: i hate making
mistakes and i feel bad when stephan or others have to spend their time going
in and "cleaning up" after me.
good news is that (i think) i'm slowly getting better w/regard to this, but
it's primarily because i'm trying hard to keep up with these style guide
i don't think i'm unique in being able to learn from these commits, either. if
the number of style guide fix commits is annoying, there is a great way to
fix it: educate the developers to stop making the same 5 or 6 mistakes over
and over. silent CVS commits don't do this: they just hide the problem.
i'd love to see stephan's suggestion of cvs silent resulting in a modified
subject line that can be filtered against.
Aaron J. Seigo
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"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler"
- Albert Einstein
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