[kwlug-disc] rcs (git?) integration/prevalence? [Was: CSS: varying colours based on inheritance]

Chris Frey cdfrey at foursquare.net
Fri Jul 8 15:21:09 EDT 2011

On Fri, Jul 08, 2011 at 02:07:29PM -0400, Chris Irwin wrote:
> The problem is typically when programmers use a VCS the commits are very
> specific and logs read "XYZ changed". Unfortunately with hourly snapshots
> you have potentially broad commits with generic messages. Finding a list of
> versions of a specific file is a little troublesome. Actually fetching one
> of those revisions, assuming you know which one, is a little more work. If
> the file is not text-based, you must fetch it and view it to actually
> determine if it is what you wanted in the first place. There may be
> utilities to help with this, but I have not used any.

Completely off-topic... :-)

What if your pusher searched for changed files and committed them separately
based on the timestamp?  You'd then have separate commits of each file, and
a log of history of when you changed them.  The log message could hold
the filename even.

- Chris

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