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Re: Why not hide .SVN dir on windows?

From: Brian Huddleston <brianh_at_huddleston.net>
Date: 2002-09-10 03:14:54 CEST

I would submit that your average windows developer has probably never jacked
with the hidden attribute. :-)

I don't think it matters too much, I'm just pointing out that the semantics
are not the same.

.foo under unix != foo /h under Windows

I have about two files and one dir hidden on my laptop and home machine
(doing a quick survey), whereas I have forty seven .foo directories on my
Linux box.

.foo is a common and well understood paradigm in the Unix world. The hidden
attribute is seldom used and...well...a little obscure.

-Brian
----- Original Message -----
From: "Barry Scott" <barry.alan.scott@ntlworld.com>
To: "Benjamin Pflugmann" <benjamin-svn-dev@pflugmann.de>; "SubversionDev"
<dev@subversion.tigris.org>
Sent: Saturday, September 07, 2002 1:00 PM
Subject: RE: Why not hide .SVN dir on windows?

> So long as making the .SVN dir hidden does not break typical
> usage its not a problem. I'm going to have to take care to
> come up with the use cases to check that this is true.
>
> I'd also suggest that its not the "average windows user" that
> is the target for subversion. It is the "average windows developer".
> None of my windows developers are ignorant of hidden files for
> example.
>
> BArry
>
>
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