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Re: read-only checkout when developer has no commit access

From: Jonathan S. Shapiro <shap_at_eros-os.org>
Date: 2000-07-25 17:33:18 CEST

> I take the view that the philosophy that "idiots should be _protected_
> from damaging themselves" is one of the most poisonous attitudes a
> software developer can take. Certainly the tool should encourage the
> correct behavior, but it should get out of the way, and quickly, when
> developers have even an inkling of knowing what they're doing.

I agree completely.

In addition to being plain old bad policy, such "protection" at best leads
to inconsistent and hard to use designs, because protection from idiocy is
invariably ad hoc.
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:06 2006

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