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Re: Log messages (or lack thereof) in SVN

From: Nikolaus Waxweiler
Subject: Re: Log messages (or lack thereof) in SVN
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 17:16:37 +0200

If you reflect on the fact that there are people actually reading the
messages (else they wouldn't be complaining!), you might feel it's quite
nice to write them ;-)

There are some other advantages:
- If you're able to write a concise and meaningful summary of your changes, you probably understood what you were doing. - Comments serve as a reminder of what you've done so far and why, not just for you but also for other, new developers who want to work on a project. Humans tend to forget ("Just why did I make *that* change?"), so every memory aid is welcome. Who knows if GWorkspace volunteers were chased away by the lack of comments? - Sure, you've got a bug tracker to do bookkeeping on bugs, but it might be a bother to find out in which revision you introduced a bug as a result of fixing another. - ChangeLogs are easier to compile from a list of already written comments. Everybody loves changelogs!

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