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Re: Locking a branch

From: Kaz Kylheku
Subject: Re: Locking a branch
Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 15:26:45 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, 26 Aug 2002, Paul Sander wrote:

> >> Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 14:12:04 -0700 (PDT)
> >> From: Pat Young <address@hidden>
> >> To: address@hidden
> >> Subject: [info-cvs] Locking a branch
> >> 
> >> What is the best way to lock a branch?  Should I use
> >How about:
> >``Please don't commit to this branch until told otherwise, or you
> >will be fired on grounds of inability to follow instructions.''
> >Why work with people that require a piece of software to stop them from
> >doing what they aren't supposed to?
> Everybody makes mistakes.  Good tools warn people when they're about to
> do something bad.

How can the computer tell that what you are committing is okay or not
for the given branch?

One way is to require the commit message to have a certain format,
like to include 'Bug number: <integer>'.

That's not really locking; that's setting a condition for the commit,
which will catch inappropriate commits, deliberate or accidental.

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