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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-19 08:47:12

Caleb Epstein <caleb.epstein_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On 5/19/05, John Maddock <john_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> At the risk of running a loosing battle... another reason I tend to commit
>> files separately, is to at least try and put informative comments on each
>> change (by which I mean comments specific to the changes in each file).
> If you're committing a set of orthogonal changes, there's no reason
> not to do one file at a time (assuming that each change/fix applies to
> one file). However, I see a lot of power in the ability to group
> changes to multiple files (aka a patch or change*set*) into a single
> commit having a single comment. You can still provide detail about
> what changed in each file:
> ---8<---
> foo.hpp: added bar method
> foo.cpp: fixed bug in dtor
> bar.cpp: performance improvements
> ---8<---
> All that said, you can continue to operate in file-at-a-time mode with
> SVN if you prefer. Nothing prevents it.

Except that once we switch to SVN and have true atomic commits, if
anyone continues to do file-at-a-time I'm going to have to give him 40
lashes with a wet noodle.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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