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Edit comments?

From: Richard Wesley
Subject: Edit comments?
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 09:02:54 -0700

I am a Macintosh programmer mostly, and one of the things that the hoary old MPW Projector system had that I miss in CVS is the notion of checkout comments. Projector is an exclusive locking system and when you locked a file, you had the option of adding a comment describing what you intended to do. This was very handy for both small project communication and for jogging your memory.

The closest thing in CVS is the edit command. edit maintains a list of folks who are working on a file. It occurred to me that there could be an additional comment field in the editors list. This would work very nicely with the edit -c patches, but it would probably require file format and protocol changes. I'm also not sure how one would extract the comment for the edit that was about to be committed.

Comments ;-)?  Suggestions?

- rmgw

Richard Wesley           Electric Fish, Inc.       address@hidden

"Grownups have the most uninteresting explanations for things."
                 - C. S. Lewis, _The Magician's Nephew_

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