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Re: User interface proposal

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_galois.collab.net>
Date: 2000-09-27 21:38:09 CEST

Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> writes:
> I think this is inconsistent with the other operations and that the
> modus operandi should be "svn rm". (No need for a "-f" option,
> though; that's a silly CVS requirement.)

To be honest, I think consistency is often overrated in user
interfaces. Emacs is in many ways not consistent (the famous "C-t at
the end of a line" example comes to mind), and often those
inconsistencies are what makes it so convenient to use, IMHO.

For example, you don't have to do "svn edit" before you begin locally
editing a file, right? You're able to announce your intentions to
Subversion by simply doing the thing. The same could be true of
removes.
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