[cvsnt] Comments

Peter Crowther Peter.Crowther at melandra.com
Wed Mar 26 12:32:14 GMT 2008

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> From: Bill Armstrong
> Is it possible to force end-users to insert comments when they Commit
> there files?

This is something of a FAQ :-).  The answer goes something like this:

- Yes, it's possible, use the postcommit hook;

- Don't bother, because lazy developers will just enter "AAA" or "Latest version" (and some will work out how to write the script that does that for them automatically).  You don't just want *comments*, you want *meaningful comments* - and they're hard to detect automatically.  User education is far more effective at getting meaningful comments into the repository.  A cricket bat would seem to be an appropriate user education tool... :-).

                - Peter

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