the problem isn't deleting the .svn directory, it's changing the
directory's contents in some non-deterministic way. this can (possibly)
lead to corruption of your working copy or, worse, your repository.
leaving the file in an opaque, atomic form would help protect against this.
as far as creating a patch, i'd be happy to look into it. but unless i
convince people (read: committers) of the need for it, the patch
wouldn't be accepted. hence my attempts to lobby for it. to any
committers out there: would you accept such a patch?
> On Mon, 2004-03-08 at 19:24, Alvin Thompson wrote:
>>Mike Mason wrote:
>>>Working copies are cheap. If you fiddle with files stored in hidden
>>>Subversion admin folders you might screw your working copy. You might do
>>>it once. You probably won't do it again.
>>are you kidding! just like a kid trying to open a fire detector, all it
>>takes is once for it to do serious damage. if someone loses a week's
>>work because he accidentally hosed the contents of his .svn directory,
>>you're just going to tell him, 'that will teach you not to do it again'?
>>once again, selfish. i'm sure you'll be the first to complain when the
>>next person with that problem submits a plea for help in the mailing
>>list, thereby 'wasting your bandwidth'. ironically, i'm sure if your kid
>>got into a fire detector and got sick from radiation poisoning, you'd be
>>the first in line to sue. this comment is so ridiculous i don't know why
>>i bother answering it.
> Even if you _delete_ your .svn directory you won't lose your week's
> worth of changes.
> But since you're so eager to point out that it's selfish to not
> implement this feature, why don't you quit talking about how great it is
> and create it already so the Thomases of the world (or the subversion
> community) can see all those great improvements in action?
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