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Re: general comments on even more permissions issues

From: <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-02-14 15:39:55 CET

"Jay Freeman \(saurik\)" <saurik@saurik.com> writes:

> Does anyone else have any suggestions? What was the reasoning behind
> setting these files to be read-only in the first place? It seems like a
> bad idea to me.

I've never been thrilled about the idea. It's just unnecessary work
our library has to do, in my opinion.

> It isn't as if you are likely to _accidentally_ open the file,
> modify it, and save the contents.

Well, actually, this has happened at least a couple of times to Karl,
if memory serves correctly.

My proposed solution would be to get rid of that permission mangling
crap, and go for storing MD5 checksums of the text-base (and
prop-base?) in the entries files. If someone accidentally edits those
things, Subversion can say, "You. Yeah, the moron who isn't paying
attention to what he's editing. Get outta here."

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