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Re: Please don't use revision numbers on commit messages (and elsewhere)

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Please don't use revision numbers on commit messages (and elsewhere).
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2011 00:03:14 +0200

On Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 11:49 PM, Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 23:36, Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> wrote:
>> In what way is it difficult to handle the current schema? (I guess you
>> never type the revid?)
> Git ids hare 40-char "random" strings, but they are hashes, so they
> vary from the start, and most of the time you get around by typing
> just 6 to 8 chars. Bazaar ids are longer (14 char timestamps + 16 char
> random string + 2 separators + e-mail, so longer unless the e-mail is
> shorter than 8 chars) and for a given year and user, the first
> significant character is at (length e-mail) + 5... but even if the
> random string were at the start would still be irrelevant because the
> Bazaar interface doesn't allow shortening revids. You have to type
> them in full.
> If they allowed passing just the random-string part it would be a bit
> easier. As it is, you always have to type long strings, or cut&paste
> them.

Cut&paste is perhaps not that awful. If it really is then perhaps
Emacs could provide some completion (if bzr has can support it).

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