On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 02:18:10AM -0800, THUFIR HAWAT wrote:
> It seems potentially problematic to commit a single source code
> file, and not all source code.  Potentially, for example in Java,
> the project might not even compile.  

<tongue-in-cheek>To me it seems equally potentially problematic to
commit anything at all.  Any commit may leave the project in a state
that results in compilation failure, run-time errors,

> What circumstance(s) would a single necessitate a single file
> commit?

Single-file commits is an absolute necessity in single-file
projects!  ;)

Kidding aside, if you know your VCS history you might remember systems
like RCS and CVS, where /every/ commit was a single-file commit.


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