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Re: Automatically commenting changes


From: Richard Riley
Subject: Re: Automatically commenting changes
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 14:57:26 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Gary <address@hidden> writes:

> Stefan Monnier wrote:
>
>>> An editor I used long long ago had the ability to tag lines you
>> changed
>>> with your name (or some other customisable character sequence). For
>>> example if I changed the line
>>>   int i = 0;
>>> the editor would automatically generate a comment on the end:
>>>   int i = 1; /*gary*/
>
>> I think the way to attack such a problem nowadays is to keep your code
>> in a version control system (VCS), which then keeps track of all that
>> info for you.
>
> I do. But before I commit, or rather in the process of commiting, when
> there is the original file I branched from to consider, plus my changes,
> possibly plus changes from others who have commited since I branched,
> things can get confusing.
>
> For example, if I see as a difference the above "int i = 1" instead of
> "0", I only know it is different to what it was - did I change it? Did
> someone else? If I did, does it really make sense, or was it just
> something I did in order to achieve some debugging purpose? If I can at
> least easily see that it is one of my changes, I have a chance of
> understanding why I did it.
>


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