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Re: User interface proposal

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_galois.collab.net>
Date: 2000-09-27 21:41:45 CEST

By the way, I didn't mean to imply that "svn rm foo.c" wouldn't do
what Greg describes. That command should exist and should remove the
file. I'm simply saying that plain old "rm foo.c" should have the
same effect, 'cause I can't think of any circumstance under which it
*shouldn't* have the same effect.

-K

> 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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