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Re: rapidsvn feedback

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2002-07-30 23:40:29 CEST

Josef Wolf wrote:

>When I think about 10 years ago, I would be _glad_ if there were an
>appendix "Good Praxices" in the CVS dokumentation. I had to learn it
>the hard way because there was no such appendix. I think most of us
>had to learn it the hard way, because there was no such appendix. Why
>do you want to force people to learn the hard way? The problem is that
>you can't easily correct most of those things reactive. If you don't
>do it right from the start, the remainder of the (repo-)life will
>claim for the sins of the early stages.

(Yes, yes, and I started writing my first C programs before I really
understood what a pointer is. Results were predictable. Then I reed a
few C books, and some good programming practices books. See, today I can
get my pointers right almost every second try!)

What you say is beside the point. We should not clutter up our
documentation with side issues, however mertied. -1.

By all means, start a companion document, I have nothing against that.

>>Good SCM practices are completely independent of Subversion. You can
>>use SVN without good practices. You can have good practices and yet
>>not be using SVN.
>Although this is true, I don't think it makes much sense to use svn
>without good practices. Failing to use good practices will result in
>failings to get benefits out of svn. Thinking this way, it makes
>no sense to use svn without good practices.
>But Anyway. Since it seems the svn core team don't like the "good
>practices" appendix reside in the main handbook, maybe there could be
>a consensus to create a separate good-practices-hadbook. While this
>would be overkill(*), I think it would be better than having nothing...
>(*) I don't think that this appendix would take much more than one or
> two single pages... Creating a separate document for a single page
> seems to be overkill to me... And it would make an additional
> hurdle for newbies, because they first have to _find_ this
> ducument.

Oh, really? If you can explain on two pages all the mistakes you made 10
years ago, and how to avoid them, you were either extremely lucky to
make so few mistakes, or are still making them but aren't aware of it. :-)

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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