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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Edit the log message, not the history.

I don't want to edit the history.

I want to edit the bleeding log message.

F**k hg.

Version control the old log message, for sure.

But don't make me use a bleeding sledgehammer, history editing, to change the commentary.


Is history what happened, or is it the commentary on what happened?  Historians write the latter.