immutable commit messages, why?
mg at daimi.au.dk
Thu Mar 20 12:45:37 CDT 2008
Will Maier <willmaier at ml1.net> writes:
> On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 11:30:27AM +0100, Martin Geisler wrote:
>> Put that way, then I agree with you. Currently you cannot do a commit if
>> nothing has changed, but if that was allowed, then I could imagine that
>> empty commits would be a way to amend the commit messages:
>> hg status
>> M foo.c
>> hg commit -m 'Fixed bug.' # Bad commit message.
>> hg commit -f -m 'Fixed bug 123.' # Better message.
> Is there some reason rollback or mq aren't applicable here?
In that example no, but I was thinking of adding the better log message
much later, after other people had committed things on top of the bad
But if you commit a changed commit message for an old changeset, then
you will end up with two heads which you'll have to merge. That will
probably look weird in 'hg view' :-(
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