After more reflection, I'm not so worried about the copy/paste. As I
think Mark pointed out, the same thing happens if you just run a file
system copy/paste (.svn is included unless you do something extra) so
what's the big deal. If you do it in the right view, you're cool. Which
is kinda how it should be actually(...|?)
It would be really nice to be able to hook something tho, and pop up an
alert. I know there are problems hooking copy, but what about paste?
I'm sorta leaning toward the idea that we _are_ in an IDE, why not make
things even better than they are alone? I.e. it would be awesome if
Windows was smart enough to notice when I copied a .svn folder. And I
bet there is a way (well, I know there is a way, there is ALWAYS a way,
but still) if you know the windows API and whatnot. Eclipse was made
for this type of stuff tho, why not make the experience as smooth as
Little things like differed delete and whatnot are pretty nifty, neh?
:-) It seems to me that workarounds are quite cool with the project
leads, so long as they aren't being asked to break the subversion
mentality. And then there's the firefighter example about the nice house
and not wanting to mess it up. Or changing the Constitution all
willy-nilly like. A difficult balancing act; I tip my hat to Mark for
doing such a great job.
Also tipped to Jörg, as I freaking LOVE seeing patches submitted. Gets
me all tingly feeling... or maybe my legs fell asleep... No, it was the
patches! (I like the flat look BTW). I bet Mark is more open to ideas
that are submitted in the form of patches vs. words. (Emphasis on "more
open". Turning down patches is part of that balance. Ouch! Glad it's not
 and in that vein I'm checking out how plug ins interact with
eclipse's copy/paste actions.
So long as I'm gabbin' away, I'd like to point out that while some of my
personal attempts at adding functionality enhancements to subclipse fell
short (subclipse is a decent sized project, with several aspects you
have to keep in mind at once (a large and varied audience is a big
one)), I was able to apply the stuff I learned to smaller scoped
projects and had a far better grasp of what was happening than if I had
tried the other way around. Smashed through 'em, actually. Cutting teeth
on tough stuff makes the soft stuff even softer.
So no effort is wasted, and it's worth trying to do what you want
yourself, no matter what. Knowledge is useful. And I take endless
delight in the fact.
Thanks existence, for existing! =] And letting me shape you...
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Received on Sun Jan 22 03:40:17 2006