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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] empty commits

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] empty commits
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 09:42:29 -0800 (PST)

    > From: Jani Monoses <address@hidden>

    > it looks like even when no changes are made in a working copy tla commit
    > proceeds and stores an empty changeset in the archive (actually the
    > patchlog only)
    > Is this intended and has some subtle reasoning behind it or it's just a
    > bug?

As I recall, larch gave an error in that case that you could override
with a flag.   tla drops that and just commits happily.

Indeed -- I've been (very mildly) burned a couple of time by running
`commit' in the wrong tree.  _Maybe_ the need for a flag should come
back but, on general principles, I tend to dislike that kind of

"Empty" commits useful if only because patch logs can be used to drive
other things.  Adding a patch log is a (fairly ordinary) change.

Not _only_ for this reason (by a lot): running `tla changes' before
committing is a good idea.


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