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Re: [TSVN] Locked overlay

From: Molle Bestefich <molle.bestefich_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-04-14 08:41:52 CEST

SteveKing wrote:
> Molle Bestefich wrote:
>> Taking over an attribute that's used for a ton of things and then
>> relying on it to never change beyond what you do to it - that's just
>> broken by design.
>>
>> I surely hope you're not serious that SVN will die if a file is read-only.
>
> Well, what should Subversion do? If a file is readonly and an update
> should change that file, it can't. So it *has* to throw an error.

My understanding is that, technically, it can.
What makes you think that it's impossible?

> And Molle, please change your tone here. It's not very nice to call
> something 'broken by design' if you don't understand why something is as
> it is. You can be assured that the Subversion devs put a lot of thought
> in what and how they do things.

Fair enough, sorry.
I know and appreciate very much all the hard work that the SVN devs
has put into keeping SubVersion a sound design.
I'll rephrase it.
How about: "That seems to be a very fragile design"?

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