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Jul 28 2008   10:56AM GMT

Overheard: Version control best practices

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

anders_sandvig.jpg Many developers are sloppy about commenting their changes, and some may feel that commit messages are not needed. Either they consider the changes trivial, or they argue that you can just inspect the revision history to see what was changed. However, the revision history only shows what was actually changed, not what the programmer intended to do, or why the change was made.

Anders Sandvig, Best Practices for Version Control

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